US Pat. No. 10,190,624

SPACER DEVICE, TOROIDAL ROLLER BEARING AND METHOD

13. A method for inserting at least one of a final roller element or a final spacer device into a toroidal roller bearing comprising:providing an inner ring, an outer ring, and a plurality of roller elements,
wherein the toroidal roller bearing allows for axial and angular displacement between the inner ring and the outer ring;
providing a plurality of spacer devices for insertion between adjacent roller elements, each spacer device comprising a first roller element-contacting surface and a second roller element-contacting surface on an opposite side thereof and end members that have projections that extend outwards from first and second roller-contacting surfaces, the first roller-contacting surface and the second roller-contacting surface are arranged to separate two adjacent roller elements in a tangential direction of the toroidal roller bearing, wherein each of the first roller element-contacting surface and the second roller element-contacting surface has a concave shape adapted to conform to a respective convex contacting surface of the roller elements, wherein the projections are arranged to extend at least partly over the ends of two adjacent roller elements when the plurality of spacer devices are in use, and wherein, when the plurality of spacer devices are in use, the only solid element of the toroidal roller bearing that the end members contact are the roller elements such that the end members allow the inner ring and the outer ring to displace at least one of axially and angularly without the end members contacting either of the outer ring, the inner ring, or any fixed extensions thereof that would impede the at least one of the axial and angular displacement of the inner ring and the outer ring, the spacer device is configured to not contact the inner ring and to not contact the outer ring,
tilting the inner ring of the toroidal roller bearing with respect to the outer ring whereby the distance between rolling elements is increased; and
one of:
a) inserting a roller element between two spacer devices, or
b) inserting a spacer device between two roller elements.

US Pat. No. 10,190,622

WEAR RESISTANT COATING APPLIED TO CONNECTING ROD SURFACES

Tenneco Inc., Lake Fores...

1. A method of manufacturing a connecting rod for connecting a crankshaft to a piston of an internal combustion engine, comprising the steps of:providing a body formed of metal extending longitudinally from a first end to a second end, the body including a first thrust portion adjacent the first end and a second thrust portion adjacent the second end and a stem connecting the first thrust portion to the second thrust portion, the first thrust portion including a pair of first thrust surfaces facing opposite one another and encircling a first bore for receiving a crankshaft, the first thrust portion including a joint, and the second thrust portion including a pair of second thrust surfaces facing opposite one another and encircling a second bore for receiving a wrist pin;
sand blasting the joint and at least one of the first thrust surfaces; and
spraying a wear resistant coating onto at least the joint of the first thrust portion and at least one of the first thrust surfaces along the joint of the body which are sand blasted, the wear resistant coating including polymer, solid lubricant, and particles formed of Fe2O3, and further including ultrasonic cleaning and drying the joint and the at least one first thrust surface prior to the sand blasting step, ultrasonic cleaning the joint and the at least one first thrust surface after the sand blasting step, and wherein the spraying step includes spraying the wear resistant coating in liquid form onto the joint and the at least one first thrust surface, the spraying step includes applying the wear resistant coating to a thickness of 5 to 50 microns, drying the wear resistant coating after the spraying step, repeating the spraying step, drying the wear resistant coating after repeating the spraying step, and curing the wear resistant coating in an oven.

US Pat. No. 10,190,617

BLIND FASTENER

PRECISION TOWER PRODUCTS,...

1. A blind fastener, comprising:a sleeve (100) having a sleeve proximal end (120), a sleeve distal end (130), a sleeve length (155), a sleeve outer diameter (140), a sleeve inner diameter (150) and a structural region (170);
an expander (400) having an expander proximal end (410), an expander distal end (420), a tensioning section (450), a locking section (430), and an expansion section (440) between the tensioning section (450) and the locking section (430), wherein the expansion section (440) has an expansion section diameter (442) and an expansion section transition (444), and a portion of the sleeve (100) has the sleeve inner diameter (150), in an initial state, less than the maximum expansion section diameter (442), wherein the locking section (430) has a locking section diameter (432), and the tensioning section (450) has a tensioning section diameter (452), wherein the expansion section diameter (442) is at least 7.5% greater than the tensioning section diameter (452), and the locking section diameter (432) is at least 15% greater than the expansion section diameter (442); and
a nut (500);
wherein a portion of the expander (400) passes through the sleeve (100) to cooperate with the nut (500) so that relative rotation of the expander (400) and nut (500):
(i) draws the expander distal end (420) toward the sleeve proximal end (120);
(ii) thereby drawing a portion of the expansion section (440) of the expander (400) into the structural region (170) of the sleeve (100) and expanding at least a portion of the structural region (170) of the sleeve (100) from the initial state to an expanded state; and
(iii) thereby drawing a portion of the locking section (430) past the sleeve distal end (130) toward the sleeve proximal end (120) and deforming at least a portion of the sleeve distal end (130) to a locked state.

US Pat. No. 10,190,614

FIXING DEVICE

1. A fixing device adapted to be mounted on a wall for connection with an object holder, said fixing device comprising:a fixing member adapted to be mounted on the wall;
a hollow shell body made of metal, having first and second end surfaces, and being formed with a through groove that has a first groove portion extending through said first end surface in a first direction, and a second groove portion extending through said second end surface in a second direction which is substantially perpendicular to the first direction;
a first connecting member made of a plastic material, securely connected to said fixing member, and having a linking portion that extends in the first direction, and that is inserted into said first groove portion of said through groove;
a second connecting member made of a plastic material, adapted to be connected to the object holder, and having a connecting portion that extends in the second direction, that is inserted into said second groove portion of said through groove, and that is securely connected to said linking portion of said first connecting member;
wherein said linking portion of said first connecting member has two engaging grooves; and
wherein said connecting portion of said second connecting member has two hooks engaging respectively said engaging grooves.

US Pat. No. 10,190,612

PLUG INSERT

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A plug insert comprising:a shank removably receivable in a fastener hole in a panel, in a position where an outer end of the plug insert is disposed adjacent an outer surface of the panel;
a longitudinal cavity disposed within the shank;
a head that extends integrally and radially outward from around the shank and that has a frustoconical circumferential side wall shaped to complement a frustoconical outer portion of a fastener hole into which the plug is to be inserted, the head being formed with the shank as a single unitary piece;
an annular cap molded in-place on an outer end of the shank and having an axial through-hole axially aligned with the longitudinal cavity; and
a web extending across and sealing off the longitudinal cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,190,610

MOUNTING ASSEMBLY FOR REARVIEW DEVICE

GENTEX CORPORATION, Zeel...

1. A mounting assembly for a rearview device, the mounting assembly comprising:a windshield bracket having a body that includes ledges disposed about the body;
a mount operably coupled with said rearview device, the mount including pre-loading posts; and
a spring clip including a base and a plurality of legs, each leg including:
an upright portion extending from the base;
a connecting portion extending inwardly from the upright portion;
an engagement portion extending upward away from the base; and
at least one loading lever extending laterally from the connecting portion.

US Pat. No. 10,190,604

PISTON AND MAGNETIC BEARING FOR HYDRAULIC HAMMER

Caterpillar Inc., Deerfi...

1. A hydraulic hammer, comprising:a power cell;
a work tool partially received in, and movable with respect to, the power cell;
a sleeve positioned in the power cell and defining a centerline;
a piston with a plurality of hydraulic surfaces, the piston concentrically positioned in the sleeve and movable in the sleeve between a first position in contact with the work tool and a second position out of contact with the work tool; and
a magnetic guide system including at least one of a first magnetic guide component disposed in the piston and at least one of a second magnetic guide component disposed in the sleeve that interact to produce magnetic repellent forces therebetween to urge the radial position of the piston towards the centerline, wherein one of the first guide component or the second guide component includes a first ring magnet and a second ring magnet disposed in an axially spaced apart configuration in the piston, one of the first magnetic guide component or the second magnetic guide component includes a first conductive cylinder and a second conductive cylinder, the first and second conductive cylinders disposed adjacent and extending concentrically around respective ones of the first and second ring magnets.

US Pat. No. 10,190,598

INTERMITTENT SPIGOT JOINT FOR GAS TURBINE ENGINE CASING CONNECTION

1. A gas turbine engine casing apparatus having a first case including at least a first annular wall integrated with and supported by a plurality of circumferentially spaced apart and radially extending struts and a second case including at least a second annular wall, the first and second annular walls being axially connected by a spigot joint, the spigot joint comprising: an annular projection having outer-diameter and inner-diameter surfaces co-axially projecting from an end of the at least a first annular wall and an annular recess having outer-diameter and inner-diameter surfaces axially extending into an end of the at least a second annular wall, the annular projection being received in the annular recess such that the two outer-diameter surfaces mate with each other or the two inner-diameter surfaces mate with each other, and a plurality of circumferentially extending and spaced apart grooves formed on one of the surfaces, the plurality of grooves being located circumferentially adjacent the respective struts to reduce a local contact area between the projection and the recess, wherein at least one of the plurality of grooves is circumferentially symmetrical about a radial central axis of one of the plurality of struts.

US Pat. No. 10,190,596

TWO-STAGE COMPRESSOR WITH ASYMMETRIC SECOND-STAGE INLET DUCT

Garrett Transportation I ...

1. A turbocharger, comprising:a center housing defining a bore extending therethrough in an axial direction, with bearings mounted in the bore and a rotatable shaft supported in the bearings so as to be rotatable about a turbocharger axis, the shaft having opposite ends, the center housing having axially opposite sides;
a compressor wheel mounted on one end of the shaft and a turbine wheel mounted on the other end of the shaft;
a compressor housing enclosing the compressor wheel and having opposite first and second sides, the second side mounted to one of the sides of the center housing;
a turbine housing mounted to the other side of the center housing enclosing the turbine wheel, the turbine housing defining an annular chamber surrounding the turbine wheel for receiving exhaust gas and directing the exhaust gas radially inwardly into the turbine wheel;
the compressor wheel having a first-stage impeller and a second-stage impeller arranged back-to-back, the compressor housing defining a first-stage inlet extending in the axial direction into the first side of the compressor housing for supplying air into the first-stage impeller, and defining a second-stage inlet extending opposite to the axial direction into the second side of the compressor housing for supplying air into the second-stage impeller, the compressor housing defining a generally annular first-stage volute surrounding the first-stage impeller for receiving air discharged therefrom, and a generally annular second-stage volute surrounding the second-stage impeller for receiving air discharged therefrom, the compressor housing further defining a second-stage outlet conduit through which air is discharged from the second-stage volute along a discharge direction;
wherein an XYZ coordinate system for the compressor is defined having a Y-axis that extends from the turbocharger axis through and along an imaginary radial line T-T that divides the second-stage volute from the second-stage outlet conduit, having an X-axis that is orthogonal to the Y-axis and is aligned along a direction opposite to the discharge direction along which air exits the second-stage volute, and having a Z-axis that is mutually orthogonal to the X- and Y-axes and follows a right-hand screw convention;
the compressor housing defining two separate first and second passages each extending from the first-stage volute and then proceeding generally radially inwardly into the second-stage inlet, wherein the first-stage volute comprises two generally semi-annular segments that collectively substantially encircle the first-stage impeller, the first passage being connected to one of the segments and the second passage being connected to the other of the segments, wherein the first and second passages in a cross-sectional plane that is normal to the Z-axis have a configuration as viewed along the Z-axis that is asymmetric with respect to the X-axis and is asymmetric with respect to the Y-axis; and
wherein the first and second passages leading into the second-stage inlet are defined respectively by first and second walls that form two diametrically opposite left-hand and right-hand tongues that act as a pinch point where the diameter D1° is at a minimum, and wherein a radial line L1 that lies in said cross-sectional plane and that extends between the tongues is angularly offset from the Y-axis.

US Pat. No. 10,190,590

BATTERY-OPERATED BLOWER FILTER SYSTEM FOR USE IN POTENTIALLY EXPLOSIVE AREAS

1. A blower filter system comprising:a blower unit comprising an electric motor for driving a blower impeller, a control unit for controlling the electric motor and blower unit contacts; and
a battery pack comprising a plurality of secondary cells with energy density and battery pack contacts for connection with the blower unit, wherein:
the blower unit is detachably coupled with the battery pack;
the battery pack is electrically connected with the blower unit via at least the blower unit contacts and the battery pack contacts;
the battery pack is provided with protective circuits;
the protective circuits comprise electronic components, which are designed to cut off electrically at least one of the plurality of secondary cells of the battery pack when excessively high currents build up and/or when excessively high temperatures build up;
the electronic components comprise a shunt connected to the plurality of secondary cells, a first excess-current cutoff device, a second excess-current cutoff device, a first power circuit breaker and a second power circuit breaker;
the first excess-current cutoff device is connected to the first power circuit breaker and the second excess-current cutoff device is connected to the second power circuit breaker;
the first excess-current cutoff device is arranged on one side of the shunt and the second excess-current cutoff device is arranged on another side of the shunt;
the first power circuit breaker is configured to switch from a first power circuit breaker closed state to a first power circuit breaker open state and the second power circuit breaker is configured to switch from a second power circuit breaker closed state to a second power circuit breaker open state when current flowing through the shunt is greater than a predetermined maximum current such that the at least one of the plurality of secondary cells of the battery pack is electrically shut off; and
the battery pack and the blower unit are cast at least partially in a casting compound.

US Pat. No. 10,190,589

POTHEAD CABLE SEAL FOR ELECTRIC SUBMERSIBLE MOTORS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. An electric submersible motor pothead system, comprising:a pothead that couples a power cable to an electric submersible motor, the electric submersible motor operable in well fluid, the pothead comprising:
a finger seal comprising a finger around each phase of the power cable and a radial flange;
a compression plate that exerts a radial force on each phase from an axial load provided by the compression plate against the radial flange;
a seal seat comprising sockets that receive each finger;
a space extending between a portion of an outer diameter of each finger and a flared inner diameter of the socket of the seal seat; and
a seal ring extending circumferentially around an outer diameter of each finger and tangent to the radial flange, the seal ring contacting the flared inner diameter of the seal seat and closing the space to the ingress of well fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,190,584

ELECTRIC PUMP

LG INNOTEK CO., LTD., Se...

1. An electric pump comprising:a motor unit including a stator, a rotor core disposed inside the stator, and a shaft coupled to the rotor core;
a first pump unit and a second pump unit which are coupled using the shaft as a coaxial axis;
a first housing in which a motor housing receiving the motor unit and a pump housing including a first pump accommodating part are integrally formed, the first pump unit being inserted in the first pump accommodating part;
a second housing coupled to the first housing to cover the first pump accommodating part and including a second pump accommodating part in which the second pump unit is inserted; and
a cover unit coupled to the second housing to cover the second pump accommodating part,
wherein each of the first pump unit and the second pump unit comprises an internal rotor coupled to the shaft and having an external lob formed thereon and an external rotor disposed outside the internal rotor and having an internal lobe formed to be engaged with the external lob,
wherein the second pump accommodating part is formed on a front face of the second housing and a rear face of the second housing covers the first pump accommodating part,
wherein the first pump accommodating part and the rear face of the second housing have a first-stage inlet port and a first-stage outlet port formed such that the first-stage inlet port and the first-stage outlet port are separated from each other, and
wherein the second pump accommodating part and an inner face of the cover unit have a second-stage inlet port and a second-stage outlet port formed such that the second-stage inlet port and the second-stage outlet port are separated from each other,
wherein the first housing includes a first-stage inlet channel connected to the first-stage inlet port and a first-stage outlet channel connected to the first-stage outlet port, and the second housing includes a second-stage inlet channel passing through the front face and the rear face to cause the first-stage outlet port and the second-stage inlet port to communicate with each other and a second-stage outlet channel connected to the second-stage outlet port.

US Pat. No. 10,190,583

POSITIVE DISPLACEMENT PUMP

MHWIRTH GMBH, Erkelenz (...

1. A positive displacement pump comprising:a drive unit; and
a pump unit comprising,
at least one inline valve unit comprising an external dimension,
four connecting and/or spacing devices, the four connecting and/or spacing devices being arranged in a rectangular shape so that a spacing exists between any two of the four connecting and/or spacing devices, and
a pair of flanges which are connected to each other via the four connecting and/or spacing devices,
wherein,
in an operating position, the at least one inline valve unit is clamped between the pair of flanges,
the at least one inline valve unit is configured to be displaced without removing any of the four connecting and/or spacing devices and without changing a spacing between the pair of flanges and the four connecting and/or spacing devices, and
the spacing between at least two of the four connecting and/or spacing devices is greater than the external dimension of the at least one inline valve unit.

US Pat. No. 10,190,579

RECIPROCATING COMPRESSOR

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A reciprocating compressor comprising:a crank case;
a cylinder attached to this crank case;
a piston reciprocatably fittedly inserted in this cylinder;
a connection rod extending from this piston;
a crank shaft inserted through one side of this connection rod via a bearing;
a rotational shaft configured to be rotationally driven by a motor; and
a balance weight attached to this rotational shaft with the crank shaft also attached thereto, the balance weight being configured to be usable to balance a moment generated when this rotational shaft rotates,
the balance weight including
a main weight portion extending over a range defined by a circular-arc circumferential edge shaped like a circular arc centered, at one side where the rotational shaft is located, and a pair of virtual end surfaces located on this circular-arc circumferential edge on both sides of the rotational shaft,
a pair of extension weight portions extending from the pair of virtual end surfaces of this main weight portion to an opposite circular-arc side from the circular-arc circumferential edge,
a rotational shaft hole provided at the main weight portion so as to be located on a central side of the circular arc of the circular-arc circumferential edge of the main weight portion, the rotational shaft hole being attached to the rotational shaft,
a crank shaft attachment protrusion provided so as to protrude from this rotational shaft hole to the opposite circular-arc side,
a crank shaft hole provided at this crank shaft attachment protrusion radially eccentrically with respect to the rotational shaft hole, and
a pair of spaces formed between positions on both sides of the crank shaft attachment protrusion and the pair of extension weight portions, respectively, for guiding cooling wind to the bearing of the crank shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,190,572

ROTATABLE BLADE APPARATUS WITH INDIVIDUALLY ADJUSTABLE BLADES

Energyield LLC, Carlsbad...

1. A wind turbine blade assembly comprising:at least first and second blades coupled to a rotor, the first blade defining a first pitch at a first time, the second blade defining a second pitch at the first time, at least one of the pitches being established by a pressure signal from at least one pressure sensor disposed on at least one blade to provide the pressure signal;
at least one controller receiving input from the pressure sensor;
at least one actuator comprising at least one motor coupled to at least the first blade and controlled by the at least one controller responsive to input from the pressure sensor to change a pitch of the first blade.

US Pat. No. 10,190,571

RING INSERT FOR A WIND TURBINE ROTOR BLADE

General Electric Company,...

1. A rotor blade assembly for a wind turbine, comprising:a rotor blade having a pressure side and a suction side, the pressure side and suction side extending between a leading edge and a trailing edge;
a cylindrical blade root section comprising an end face configured to attach the rotor blade assembly to a hub, the blade root section comprising a span-wise end portion defined by an inner circumferential component and an outer circumferential component, the inner and outer circumferential components separated by a radial gap, the radial gap comprising a first laminate material embedded between the inner and outer circumferential components at a first span-wise depth and a second laminate material embedded between the inner and outer circumferential components at a second span-wise depth;
one or more blade bolts for securing the blade root section to a hub of the wind turbine; and,
a rigid ring insert disposed in the radial gap and embedded between the first and second laminate materials, the ring insert further comprising one or more bolt holes configured to receive the one or more blade bolts, the one or more bolt holes extending from a first end of the ring insert and terminating before an opposing, second end of the ring insert, the ring insert comprising a first segment and a second segment, wherein a chord-wise thickness of each of the first and second segments tapers from a first thickness at a first terminal end to a lesser, second thickness at a midpoint of the first and second segments, respectively, and then increases back to the first thickness at an opposing second terminal end of the first and second segments, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,190,566

MODULARIZED OCEAN ENERGY GENERATING DEVICE AND BUILT-IN MODULE THEREOF

HANGZHOU LINDONG NEW ENER...

1. A built-in module for a modularized ocean energy generating device, the modularized ocean energy generating device comprising an outer frame, the built-in module comprising:an inner frame detachably disposed in the outer frame;
at least one hydraulic generator module generating power from water flow, disposed in the inner frame, an axis of the hydraulic generator module being parallel to a horizontal plane;
at least one mounting shaft, the at least one hydraulic generator module being mounted at the at least one mounting shaft, the at least one mounting shaft being rotatably mounted at the inner frame;
at least one driving unit, directly connected to the mounting shaft and driving the mounting shaft to rotate about a vertical axis; and
at least two barriers disposed at the inner frame or the outer frame and located at upstream and downstream sides of the hydraulic generator module along a water flow direction, respectively,
wherein the at least one driving unit is located above a water surface.

US Pat. No. 10,190,562

ENGINE START DETERMINING APPARATUS

MITSUBISHI JIDOSHA KOGYO ...

1. An engine start determining apparatus comprising:an engine;
a clutch disposed in a power transmission path connecting between the engine and drive wheels, dividing the power transmission path into an engine-side path and a wheel-side path;
a motor connected to the wheel-side path; and
a dynamo-electric machine connected to the engine-side path, rotating the engine while the clutch is disconnected and generating electric power when rotated by the engine;
a calculator programmed to:
control the dynamo-electric machine to rotate the engine so that a rotating speed of the dynamo-electric machine for spontaneous revolution of the engine becomes a predetermined speed, and
calculate an increment in a crank angular acceleration of the engine every certain period from a base time after rotating the engine by the dynamo-electric machine, the base time being after start of fuel injection; and
a determiner programmed to determine that the engine has started by the dynamo-electric machine rotating the engine when the increment in the crank angular acceleration calculated by the calculator exceeds a standard value after the dynamo-electric machine starts to rotate the engine, and after the crank angular acceleration decreases as a rotational speed of the engine approaches a rotational speed of the dynamo-electric machine,
the determiner is programmed to further determine that the engine has started when the increments in the crank angular acceleration until an end of said certain period and until the end of a preceding certain period both exceed the standard value.

US Pat. No. 10,190,559

HYBRID VEHICLE ENGINE STARTER CONTROL SYSTEMS AND METHODS

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A system comprisingan engine;
an electric machine coupled to the engine and configured to start the engine from an inactive state; and
a controller in communication with the electric machine and programmed to execute:
a first control strategy while an output speed of the electric machine is less than a first speed threshold, including operating the electric machine using a trapezoidal current control algorithm with pulse width modulation;
a second control strategy while the output speed of the electric machine is greater than the first speed threshold and less than a second speed threshold, including operating the electric machine using a six-step voltage control strategy with a variable phase advance angle; and
a third control strategy while the output speed of the electric machine is greater than the second speed threshold, including operating the electric machine using a six-step voltage control strategy with a predetermined fixed phase advance angle.

US Pat. No. 10,190,557

FUEL INJECTOR MOUNTING DEVICE AND FUEL RAIL

DENSO International Ameri...

1. An injector mounting device comprising:a cup in a bottomed tubular shape and configured to receive an injector along an injector axis;
a bracket extended from a sidewall of the cup, wherein
the bracket includes at least one arm and a body,
the at least one arm connects the body with the cup,
the body forms a screw opening configured to receive a screw along a screw axis,
the body has a pivot end on an opposite side of the screw axis from the injector axis; wherein the body and the screw opening are asymmetric relative to the screw axis and the body is elongated on a side of the pivot end away from the injector axis, the body has an arm-side end connected with the at least one arm, the screw axis is at a distance L1 from the arm-side end, the screw axis is at a distance L2 from the pivot end, and the distance L2 is greater than the distance L1,
the bracket is in a U-shape,
the at least one arm includes two arms defining a gap therebetween,
the body is in a C-shape having two arm-side ends connected with the arms respectively,
the cup has a bottom end and the sidewall,
the sidewall has at least one key slot receiving one end of the at least one arm,
the at least one key slot is dented radially inward from a surface of the sidewall,
the at least one key slot is in a rectangular shape corresponding to a shape of one end of the at least one arm; and
a dampener is located in a gap between the arms.

US Pat. No. 10,190,554

FUEL SUPPLY DEVICE

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...

1. A fuel supply device, comprising:a fuel tank for storing fuel, wherein the fuel comprises components with different octane numbers;
a separator provided inside the fuel tank to separate the fuel into high-octane fuel that contains a greater amount of components with high octane numbers than the fuel and low-octane fuel that contains a greater amount of components with low octane numbers than the fuel; and
a high-octane fuel tank provided inside the fuel tank to store the high-octane fuel separated from the fuel by the separator, wherein the separator has two chambers partitioned by a separation membrane, such that the high-octane fuel in a gas state included in the fuel supplied to one of the chambers is caused to pass through the separation membrane by pervaporation to be collected in the other of the chambers,
the fuel supply device further comprising a condenser provided inside the fuel tank to condense the high-octane fuel in the gas state separated by the separator.

US Pat. No. 10,190,551

HUMIDITY SENSOR DEVICE ARRANGED IN A CHOKE PORTION OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE INTAKE AIR PASSAGE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A sensor device that is disposed in an intake passage through which intake air flows to an internal combustion engine, the sensor device comprising:a humidity sensor that generates a signal according to a humidity of the intake air flowing through the intake passage;
a flow rate sensor that generates a signal according to a flow rate of intake air;
a support component that supports the humidity sensor and the flow rate sensor; and
a housing having
a first passage communicated with the intake passage, a part of the intake air flowing through the first passage, and
a second passage branched from the first passage, wherein
the flow rate sensor is arranged in the second passage,
a choke portion is defined in the second passage to decrease a cross-sectional area of the second passage,
the flow rate sensor is arranged on the choke portion,
the support component has a first surface and a second surface opposite from each other in a thickness direction of the support component, and
the humidity sensor is disposed on the first surface of the support component, and the flow rate sensor is disposed on the second surface of the support component.

US Pat. No. 10,190,541

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ENGINE WATER INJECTION

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method, comprising:injecting water into distinct engine locations responsive to each of an engine dilution demand and an engine cooling demand; and
correcting a total water injection amount based on feedback from an exhaust oxygen sensor operating in a variable voltage mode.

US Pat. No. 10,190,539

INLET FLOW RESTRICTOR

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

11. An air-breathing engine for a hypersonic vehicle, the engine comprising:a converging inlet having a fixed cowling, a throat in fluid communication with the cowling, and a conformal restrictor recess formed in the cowling; and
a flow restrictor movable between a stowed position and a fully deployed position; wherein
a consistent gap is formed around an entire circumference of a periphery of the flow restrictor between the periphery of the flow restrictor and an inner surface of the cowling such that a difference between a first cross-sectional area of the cowling and a third cross-sectional area of the flow restrictor is approximately equal to a second cross-sectional area of the throat and the inlet has an internal contraction ratio of approximately 1:1 with the flow restrictor in the fully deployed position; and
the flow restrictor is stowed within the conformal restrictor recess in the stowed position.

US Pat. No. 10,190,536

TURBINE EXHAUST CASE MIXER OF GAS TURBINE WITH VARIABLE THICKNESS

1. A mixer of a bypass turbine aeroengine for mixing exhaust gases discharged from a turbine exhaust case with a bypass air stream, the mixer defining a central axis and extending between an upstream end of the mixer and a downstream end of the mixer and comprising: a circumferentially endless upstream portion of a sheet metal including the upstream end, the sheet metal of the circumferentially endless upstream portion having a first thickness being constant along an entire length of the circumferentially endless upstream portion, a circumferentially endless downstream portion of a sheet metal including the downstream end, the sheet metal of the circumferentially endless downstream portion having a second thickness being constant along an entire length of the circumferentially endless downstream portion and being less than the first thickness, circumferential inner and outer flow surfaces extending between the upstream and downstream ends of the mixer, the circumferential inner and outer flow surfaces having a wavy configuration to form a plurality of lobes extending downstream from a location in the circumferentially endless upstream portion and terminating at the downstream end, each of the plurality of lobes defining an internal passageway along the circumferential inner flow surface for the exhaust gases flowing through the mixer and each adjacent pair of the plurality of lobes defining therebetween an external passageway along the circumferential outer flow surface for the bypass air stream flowing through the mixer, and a weld joint located within the wavy configuration and extending circumferentially between the circumferentially endless upstream and downstream portions and joining an upstream section and a downstream section of each of said plurality of lobes.

US Pat. No. 10,190,532

AIR INTAKE STRUCTURE FOR VEHICLE ENGINE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. An air intake structure for a vehicle engine, the air intake structure comprising:a variable flap rotatably provided in an intake air passage so as to control a cross-sectional area of intake air flow;
a port plate provided downstream of the variable flap, and generating displacement in cooperation with the variable flap;
a driving unit configured to supply a driving force for generating displacement of both the variable flap and the port plate; and
a controller configured to determine a rotation angle of the variable flap in accordance with an operating range of an engine, and configured to control the driving unit so as to control the rotation angle of the variable flap,
wherein a rear end of the port plate facing a combustion chamber is configured to maintain a direct contact with an inner wall of the intake air passage while sliding in a longitudinal direction of the intake air passage in response to a variation in a rotation angle of the variable flap,
wherein a front end of the port plate coupled to the variable flap is configured to generate a rotational displacement relative to a downstream rear end of the variable flap, and
wherein a slide channel is formed in a bottom section of the inner wall of the intake air passage in the longitudinal direction of the intake air passage, and the rear end of the port plate is provided with a protrusion at opposite sides thereof for being engaged with the slide channel such that the protrusion slides along the slide channel in the longitudinal direction of the intake air passage.

US Pat. No. 10,190,530

POWER UNIT

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...

2. A power unit comprising:an internal combustion engine body including a crankcase, a cylinder body, and a cylinder head sequentially stacked and fastened together to be integral with each other;
a cam shaft holder fastened and fixed to the cylinder head to rotatably support a cam shaft of a valve operating mechanism of the engine;
a cylinder head cover covering the cylinder head and the cam shaft holder; wherein:
fastening members are provided to penetrate the cylinder head cover and the cam shaft holder to fasten the cylinder head cover and the cam shaft holder to the cylinder head;
pressing surfaces are formed on an inner surface of the cylinder head cover, the pressing surfaces abutting against the cam shaft holder to press the cam shaft holder to the cylinder head;
wherein the cylinder head cover is formed with fastening bolt boss portions through which the fastening members are inserted, and the pressing surfaces are formed by boss seats formed on the fastening bolt boss portions; and
wherein the cylinder head cover has reinforcing ribs connecting the fastening bolt boss portions to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,190,523

METHODS AND SYSTEM FOR REDUCING PARTICULATE MATTER PRODUCED BY AN ENGINE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. An engine fueling method, comprising:increasing a fraction of port injected fuel injected to a cylinder of an engine at an engine speed and load, and decreasing a fraction of fuel directly injected to the cylinder at the engine speed and load in response to an increase in particulate matter stored in a particulate filter; and
adjusting a port fuel injection abort angle in response to the increase in particulate matter stored in the particulate filter, the abort angle a crankshaft angle where an end of a port fuel injection window occurs, the fuel port injection window having a different crankshaft angle duration than that of a port injected fuel pulse width supplying fuel to the cylinder.

US Pat. No. 10,190,516

METHOD OF FEEDFORWARD TURBOCHARGER CONTROL FOR BOOSTED ENGINES WITH MULTI-ROUTE EGR

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. Method to control an exhaust gas recirculation system having a high pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop and a low pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop, an air throttle system, and an air charging system in an internal combustion engine, the method comprising:monitoring desired operating target commands for each of the high pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop, the low pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop, the air throttle system, and the air charging system;
monitoring operating parameters of the air charging system;
determining a feedback control signal for each of the high pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop, the low pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop, the air throttle system and the air charging system based upon the corresponding desired operating target commands and the operating parameters of the air charging system;
determining a high pressure exhaust gas recirculation flow in the high pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop, low pressure exhaust gas recirculation flow in the low pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop, an air flow in the air throttle system and a turbine power transfer ratio in the air charging system based upon the corresponding feedback control signals for each of the high pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop, the low pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop the air throttle system and the air charging system;
determining a system control command for each of the high pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop, the low pressure exhaust gas recirculation loop, the air throttle system, and the air charging system based on said high pressure exhaust gas recirculation flow, said low pressure exhaust gas recirculation flow, said air flow and said turbine power transfer ratio; and
controlling the air charging system based on said system control commands.

US Pat. No. 10,190,502

BRAZING COMPONENTS AND TECHNIQUES

Delavan Inc., West Des M...

1. A method of joining comprising:applying braze to a braze reservoir in a first component;
engaging a second component to the first component, wherein a joint location is defined between the first and second components, wherein a wicking structure provides flow communication from the braze reservoir to the joint location wherein the wicking structure extends radially through the first component;
heating the braze;
flowing the braze from the reservoir through the wicking structure to the joint location; and
joining the first and second components together.

US Pat. No. 10,190,500

DUCT

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...

1. A supported duct for a gas turbine engine, the supported duct comprising:at least one support frame having an aperture defined by an upper aperture wall portion, a lower aperture wall portion and opposing aperture side walls extending between the upper aperture wall portion and the lower aperture wall portion, an exhaust duct of the gas turbine engine extending through the aperture, the exhaust duct comprising an upper panel in abutment with the upper aperture wall portion, a lower panel in abutment with the lower aperture wall portion and opposing side walls extending between the upper panel and the lower panel,
wherein the opposing side walls of the exhaust duct are spaced from the opposing aperture side walls.

US Pat. No. 10,190,475

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A DOUBLE PIPE

NAKAGAWA SANGYO CO., LTD....

1. A method for manufacturing a double pipe having a curved inner pipe disposed within a curved outer pipe, the method comprising:drawing a plate, which has a predetermined shape that at least substantially corresponds to a final shape of the curved outer pipe, into a curved, substantially U-shape in cross-section, thereby producing a curved U-shaped intermediate part;
disposing the curved inner pipe, which has a curved shape that is at least substantially similar to the final shape of the curved outer pipe, in an interior space of the curved U-shaped intermediate part;
welding together the curved inner pipe and the curved U-shaped intermediate part at one longitudinal end thereof;
then bending longitudinally-extending edges of the curved U-shaped intermediate part so that the longitudinally-extending edges come into abutment and an at least substantially circular cross-section is formed, thereby forming the curved outer pipe that encloses the inner pipe; and
welding together the abutting longitudinally-extending edges of the curved outer pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,190,453

VALVE FOR VEHICLE TRANSMISSION OIL COOLER BYPASS

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A valve for a vehicle in which the valve is connected with a transmission and is provided between an oil cooler for cooling transmission oil by heat-exchanging with outside air and the transmission, the valve comprising:a housing including a first inflow hole, a second inflow hole, a first exhaust hole, and a second exhaust hole, wherein the first inflow hole and the second exhaust hole are formed at a first lateral side of the housing and are configured to fluidly-communicate with the transmission, and wherein the first exhaust hole and the second inflow hole are formed at a second lateral side of the housing and are configured to fluidly-communicate with the oil cooler;
an inner body wherein an upper end portion of the inner body is fixedly mounted at an upper end portion of the housing and a lower end portion of the inner body is inserted in the housing, and wherein at least one opening hole is formed on an exterior circumference of the inner body and a fixing groove is formed on the upper end portion of the inner body;
a fixing rod of which an upper end is fixed to the fixing groove of the inner body;
a movable member of which a first end portion is slidably engaged to the lower end portion of the fixing rod to upwardly or downwardly move along the fixing rod according to a temperature of the transmission oil being flowed in the inside of the housing;
a relief member including a penetration hole formed at a center of the relief member, wherein the lower end portion of the movable member is selectively movable therein and the relief member is slidably mounted in the lower end portion of the inner body;
a first elastic member interposed between the movable member and the relief member; and
a second elastic member interposed between the inner body and the relief member,
wherein the inner body is formed at a position spaced apart from the fixing groove at a lower portion thereof, and further includes a fixing portion in which a valve hole is formed corresponding to the movable member, and
wherein the inner body comprises:
a first opening hole formed at an upper portion of the inner body between the fixing groove and the fixing portion;
a second opening hole respectively formed at a lower portion of the fixing portion and a lower portion of the inner body at a position spaced apart from the first opening hole; and
a third opening hole formed at the lower end portion of the inner body at a position spaced apart from the second opening hole.

US Pat. No. 10,190,447

CAMSHAFT ADJUSTER AND SEPARATING SLEEVE FOR A CAMSHAFT ADJUSTER

1. A camshaft adjuster comprising:a stator, a rotor rotatable relative to the stator around a rotation axis and having a hub for accommodating a camshaft, first supply channels and second supply channels, separated therefrom, radially penetrating the hub, and a separating sleeve, inserted into the hub with at least one end section, which forms an outer axial supply space and an inner axial supply space, separated therefrom, in the hub, the outer axial supply space being fluidically connected to the first supply channels in an axial plane, and the inner axial supply space being fluidically connected to the second supply channels in the axial plane, the separating sleeve including a cylindrical base body including an outer shell defining an outer circumferential surface of the separating sleeve and a number of axial grooves penetrating partially radially into the cylindrical base body away from the outer shell, the axial grooves at least partially forming the outer axial supply space and which are each fluidically connected to the first supply channels, and that the separating sleeve includes a number of radial apertures fluidically connecting the inner axial supply space to a second supply line.

US Pat. No. 10,190,440

EMERGENCY SHUT-DOWN DETECTION SYSTEM FOR A GAS TURBINE

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A gas turbine engine comprising:a fan;
an IP compressor arranged aft of the fan:
an HP compressor arranged aft of the IP compressor;
a combustor arranged aft of the HP compressor;
an HP turbine arranged aft of the combustor and coupled to said HP compressor by an HP spool;
a bearing assembly comprising a bearing mounted on the HP Spool, the bearing assembly supporting an inner housing, an outer housing and a spring bar assembly arranged between the inner housing and the outer housing, the spring bar assembly having a plurality of circumferentially disposed spring bars configured to flex, the outer housing having a protrusion;
at least one electrical speed sensor arranged fore of said HP compressor and near the protrusion, the at least one electrical speed sensor operable to provide a compressor speed signal, said at least one speed sensor including an electrical continuity circuit operable to generate a continuity signal for the electrical speed sensor;
a controller having a number of inputs for receiving at least one measured engine parameter and a number of outputs for transmitting control signals for controlling engine operation variables, said controller including an input for receiving the speed signal and the continuity signal;
wherein when the HP spool fractures, the HP compressor generates a forward axial force to fracture the spring bars causing the protrusion to sever the at least one speed probe resulting in a simultaneous termination of the compressor speed signal and continuity signal.

US Pat. No. 10,190,427

TURBINE NOZZLE BOX

Doosan Heavy Industries C...

1. A turbine nozzle box, comprising:an annular outer ring plate operable to be disposed in a turbine such that an outer peripheral surface thereof is adjacent to an inner peripheral surface of an inner casing of the turbine;
an annular nozzle unit disposed adjacent to an inner peripheral surface of the annular outer ring plate; and
an annular inner ring plate disposed such that an outer peripheral surface thereof is adjacent to an inner peripheral surface of the nozzle unit,
wherein the nozzle unit includes a plurality of segment blocks circumferentially installed at an arc angle,
wherein each of the plurality of segment blocks includes:
a nozzle frame configured to close a gap between the annular outer ring plate and the annular inner ring plate on a front surface of the nozzle box,
a nozzle located at an inner portion of the nozzle frame while extending toward the outlet end of the nozzle box,
extension parts extending outward from the nozzle, the extension parts being engaged with the annular outer ring plate and the annular inner ring plate,
a plurality of nozzles including extension parts that are engaged with the annular outer ring plate and the annular inner ring plate, and
an introduction portion disposed between the extension parts and a discharge portion,
wherein the plurality of segment blocks is disposed at an inlet end of a first-stage nozzle unit and the plurality of segment blocks is disposed between the plurality of nozzles, and
wherein an outlet end of the first-stage nozzle unit is open.

US Pat. No. 10,190,403

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREDICTING AND VISUALIZING DRILLING EVENTS

LANDMARK GRAPHICS CORPORA...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a computer system, data indicative of a location of a first wellbore being drilled through a formation;
identifying, by the computer system, one or more offset wells within a scanned area of the formation in proximity to the location of the first wellbore as it is being drilled through the formation, based on the received data;
reading, by the computer system, data regarding a plurality of drilling events that had previously occurred with respect to the one or more offset wells identified within the scanned area as the first wellbore is being drilled, the read data including a distance of each identified offset well from the location of the first wellbore and a depth at which each drilling event occurred with respect to that offset well;
generating, by the computer system, a value indicative of a probability of occurrence of at least one drilling event in the plurality of drilling events for a planned path of the first wellbore to be drilled through the formation, based on the data regarding the plurality of drilling events;
adjusting the planned path of the first wellbore so as to reduce the probability of occurrence of the at least one drilling event, based on the generated value; and
drilling the first wellbore along the adjusted path through the formation.

US Pat. No. 10,190,376

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A DOWNHOLE DEVICE

NXG Technologies Limited,...

26. A method of controlling a downhole device in an oil, gas or water well, the method comprising providing an apparatus comprising a body having a control slot and a pin on separate relatively movable components so that the slot engages the pin and the pin and slot are configured to be movable relative to one another, and moving the pin relative to the slot to switch the downhole device between active and inactive states,wherein the method comprises moving the pin in at least one loop of the slot wherein the at least one loop had a blind ended axial portion and defines different idling configurations of the pin and slot in which the device is inactive, and moving the pin in at least one elongated axial track of the slot,
wherein the at least one elongated axial track of the slot is arranged in the axial direction of the body and has a length in the axial direction longer than the blind ended axial portion,
wherein the at least one elongated axial track defines different configurations of the pin and slot which correspond to active and inactive configurations of the downhole device,
wherein the method comprises moving the pin from one of the at least one elongated axial track to one of the at least one loop via a deviate branch track,
wherein the slot has no separate, dedicate return path for returning the pin from the deviate branch track to the elongated axial track, and
wherein the method includes cycling the pin between the different configurations within the at least one loop without switching the pin from the at least one loop to one of the at least one elongated axial track.

US Pat. No. 10,190,373

BOTTOM-HOLE FEEDING MECHANISM

SCIENTIFIC AND PRODUCTION...

1. A bottom-hole feeding mechanism comprising:a cylinder (1),
a screw spindle (2) coupled to the cylinder (1) by a non-stopping splined screw pair (3) and movable within the cylinder (1) during a drilling process;
a first piston (6) received within the cylinder (1) and coupled with the screw spindle (2) and a hollow rod (8);
an axial spindle (4) arranged along the cylinder (1) axis, coupled to the cylinder (1) by an axial splined pair (5) and movable within the cylinder (1) during a drilling process; and
a second piston (7) rigidly coupled with the axial spindle (4) and engaging the inner surface of the cylinder (1) and the outer surface of the hollow rod (8), wherein
the hollow rod (8), the first piston (6), the second piston (7) and the cylinder (1) form a closed chamber (9) comprising a throttle (10), a check valve (12) and hydraulic channels (11) on a body (21) of the check valve (12).

US Pat. No. 10,190,354

ACTUATOR DEVICE FOR AUTOMATICALLY ACTIVATING THE VEHICLE DOOR OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

U-SHIN DEUTSCHLAND ZUGANG...

1. An actuator device for automatically activating a vehicle door of a motor vehicle, comprising:an electromotive drive and an arm attached to either the vehicle door or a vehicle bodywork and wherein the arm is configured to be set in motion by the electromotive drive to open or close the vehicle door,
wherein the arm extends radially with respect to a rotation axis of the electromotive drive, said electromotive drive comprising an electrical motor and a gearbox driven by the motor,
wherein the gearbox comprises a wobble mechanism,
wherein the gearbox is coupled directly to an overload shaft,
wherein the overload shaft is rotationally attached to an output shaft via a friction ring inserted between the output shaft and the overload shaft, the output shaft being coupled directly to the arm, and
wherein when torque values of the actuator device, which are exerted on either the overload shaft or the output shaft, are beyond a predetermined value, the friction ring slides in rotation with one of the overload shaft and the output shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,190,353

AUTOMATIC DOOR INSTALLATION

Ensota (Guangzhou) Techno...

17. An automatic door installation configured to determine the presence of an obstacle in one or more detection zones remote from a door opening, said automatic door installation comprising:at least a first door slidable in a door opening along a horizontal axis between an open position to a closed position;
at least one transmitter for transmitting electromagnetic energy along a transmitter axis such that an intensity of the electromagnetic energy is greatest along the transmitter axis and reduces at angles away from the transmitter axis;
at least one receiver for receiving electromagnetic energy along a receiver axis such that a sensitivity of the receiver to electromagnetic energy is greatest along the receiver axis and reduces at angles away from the receiver axis;
wherein the transmitter axis and the receiver axis are angularly disposed to each other;
wherein the transmitter and the receiver are not positioned at the same height;
wherein at least one of the transmitter and receiver is coupled to the first door such that the transmitter and the receiver move away from each other when the first door is being opened; and
wherein during closing of the first door the transmitter axis and the receiver axis overlap to define a detection zone that includes area not directly between the transmitter and the receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,190,340

SMART HANDCUFFS AS PART OF A PERSONAL-AREA NETWORK

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A device for preventing detained persons from escaping public-safety officers, the device comprising:handcuffs for securing a detained person;
a transceiver integrated with the handcuffs and configured to scan for a first plurality of personal-area network (PAN) system identifications from a plurality of PANs;
a database, stored in a computer-readable memory integrated with the handcuffs, comprising a plurality of permissible PAN system identifications;
logic circuitry integrated with the handcuffs and configured to determine if any of the first plurality of PAN system identifications are within the plurality of permissible PAN system identifications stored in the database; and
an alarm integrated with the handcuffs and configured to sound when no system identification is detected by the transceiver or when none of the first plurality of PAN system identifications detected by the transceiver are determined to be within the plurality of permissible PAN system identifications stored in the database.

US Pat. No. 10,190,334

ADJUSTABLE LENGTH CABLE

Schlage Lock Company LLC,...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an inner conduit having an inner aperture;
an outer conduit having an outer aperture sized to accommodate telescopic displacement of at least a portion of the inner conduit within at least a portion of the outer aperture;
a core wire extending through the inner aperture and at least a portion of the outer aperture, a first end of the core wire extending from a first end of the outer conduit, a second end of the core wire extending from a second end of the inner conduit, one of the first and second ends of the core wire coupled to a first connector; and
a conduit locking device structured to selectively secure an axial position of the inner conduit relative to the outer conduit; and
wherein the conduit locking device is configured and positioned for secure attachment of a portion of the conduit locking device to a portion of the inner conduit that extends outside of the outer conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,190,313

CONSTRUCTION BLOCK SYSTEM

1. A construction block system comprising:A) a plurality of primary blocks each having first and second longitudinal walls with upper and lower surfaces and kept at parallel and spaced apart relationship with respect to each other and further including first, second and third transversal walls each having upper and lower surfaces and extending perpendicularly to said first and second longitudinal walls to define first and second cavities, and each of said first and second longitudinal walls including first and second rectangular walls, respectively, extending outwardly and having smaller dimensions than said first and second longitudinal walls thereby defining first, second, third and fourth peripheral edge walls perpendicular to said first and second longitudinal walls and each of said first, second and third transversal walls upper and lower surfaces further including each a pair of aligned channels and said primary blocks abuttingly coacting with each other to form a structure;
B) a plurality of primary half blocks each having third and fourth longitudinal walls kept at a parallel and spaced apart relationship with respect to each other and fourth and fifth transversal walls extending perpendicularly to said third and fourth longitudinal walls defining a third cavity and each of said third and fourth longitudinal walls including third and fourth rectangular walls, respectively, extending outwardly and having smaller dimensions than said third and fourth longitudinal walls thereby defining fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth peripheral edge walls perpendicular to said third and fourth longitudinal walls, each of said fourth and fifth transversal walls having upper and lower surfaces that include a pair of aligned channels each and said primary half blocks coacting with said primary blocks to complement said structure;
C) at least one base alignment and leveling tool that includes two rails mounted on a plurality of transversal members walls and said rails kept at a parallel and spaced apart relationship with respect to each other, said rails being cooperatively received by said channels of said transversal walls lower surfaces resting on a supporting substantially horizontal surface, said transversal members include a centrally located through hole for cooperatively receiving a location fastening member that passes through penetrating and engaging said supporting surface and said transversal members thereby securing said base alignment and leveling tool at a predetermined location, said transversal members further including at least two threaded openings and corresponding leveling bolts that are matingly passed therethrough to coact with the supporting surface to level said base alignment and leveling tool and the abutting primary and primary half blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,190,299

STABILIZER SUPPORT

1. A stabilizer support, comprising: a longitudinally extending rigid beam having a longitudinal length, a first longitudinal end and a second longitudinal end, and a uniform cross-sectional shape along the longitudinal length of the beam proximate the first longitudinal end; a clip; and a foot plate, wherein one of the clip and the foot plate is integrally formed with the beam, and the other is a separate and distinct component from the beam; and (d) at least one slide fit connector on the at least one separate and distinct component for accepting a single immutable fixed distance longitudinal insertion of to the first longitudinal end of the beam into the slide fit connector, whereby an assembled stabilizer support has a single immutable fixed longitudinal length when under longitudinal compression.

US Pat. No. 10,190,298

PRESSURE TESTING DEVICE AND RELATED METHODS

PRESS-CISION CO., Falmou...

1. A device for pressure testing a plumbing installation, the device comprising:a pressure testing line for coupling with the plumbing installation;
a pressure sensor fluidly connected with the pressure testing line;
a tamper-resistant memory; and
a control system coupled with the pressure sensor and the tamper-resistant memory, the control system configured to:
obtain a command to initiate a pressure test of the plumbing installation;
compare an initial pressure measured at the pressure sensor with a threshold pressure for a pressure test on the plumbing installation;
prevent the pressure test of the plumbing installation in response to the initial pressure being less than the threshold pressure;
initiate the pressure test of the plumbing installation over a prescribed period in response to the initial pressure meeting or exceeding the threshold pressure; and
store a test record of the pressure test in the tamper-resistant memory upon completion of the pressure test.

US Pat. No. 10,190,295

FAUCET

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A faucet comprising:a water outlet for discharging water;
a detector that detects a detection target in a detection area containing a water discharge area in which the water discharged from the water outlet is present; and
a controller operably connected to the detector and the water outlet and that starts and ends supply of the water discharged from the water outlet based on a detection result of the detector,
the detector including
a sensor that sends a radio wave signal and receives the radio wave signal reflected by an object to output a sensor signal corresponding to motion of the object,
a frequency analyzer that applies orthogonal transform to the sensor signal to convert the sensor signal into a frequency domain signal, and extracts, by use of a group of individual filter banks with different frequency bands, signals of the individual filter banks from the frequency domain signal,
a recognizer that performs a recognition process of detecting that the object corresponds to the detection target based on detection data containing at least one of a frequency distribution of signals based on the signals of the individual filter banks and a component ratio of signal intensities based on the signals of the individual filter banks, and
a database device that stores sample data containing at least one of a frequency distribution corresponding to the detection target and a component ratio of signal intensities corresponding to the detection target, and the recognizer performs the recognition process based on comparison between the detection data and the sample data.

US Pat. No. 10,190,283

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COUPLING A WORK TOOL TO AN ARM ASSEMBLY OF A MACHINE

Caterpillar Work Tools B....

1. An apparatus for coupling a work tool to an arm assembly of a machine, the arm assembly comprising at least one arm, the apparatus comprising:first engagement means including a first plate fixed to the work tool, an external surface of the first plate spanning a thickness of the first plate defining a forward recess and an aft recess;
second engagement means including a second plate fixed to the work tool, the second plate being spaced apart from the first plate along a first direction, an external surface of the second plate spanning a thickness of the second plate defining a forward recess and an aft recess,
a concavity of each of the forward recess of the first plate, the aft recess of the first plate, the forward recess of the second plate, and the aft recess of the second plate facing a second direction, the second direction being transverse to the first direction;
a first covering member disposed on the first plate and a second covering member disposed on the second plate,
an external surface of the first covering member at least partly defining the forward recess of the first plate,
an external surface of the second covering member at least partly defining the forward recess of the second plate,
an internal surface of the first covering member defining an aperture through the first covering member,
an internal surface of the second covering member defining an aperture through the second covering member;
a third covering member disposed on the first plate and a fourth covering member disposed on the second plate,
an external surface of the third covering member at least partly defining the aft recess of the first plate,
an external surface of the fourth covering member at least partly defining the aft recess of the second plate,
an internal surface of the third covering member defining an aperture through the third covering member,
an internal surface of the fourth covering member defining an aperture through the fourth covering member; and
a first pin that is configured to engage with the at least one arm and the first engagement means,
wherein the first pin is configured to move between an extended position, for engaging with the first engagement means for coupling the work tool to the arm assembly, and a retracted position, for disengaging from the first engagement means for separating the work tool from the arm assembly, and
wherein the first plate and the second plate are disposed between the first covering member and the second covering member along the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,190,271

ADJUSTABLE MODULES FOR VARIABLE DEPTH STRUCTURES

University of Notre Dame ...

1. A structural plane for forming a variable depth structure having a first end and a second end comprising:a plurality of adjustable modules, each module comprising:
a first link with a first end and a second end;
a second link with a first end and a second end operably connected to the first end of the first link with an upper revolute joint;
a third link with a first end and a second end operably connected to the first end of the second link with a first lateral revolute joint;
a fourth link with a first end and a second end operably connected to the first end of the third link with a lower revolute joint and operably connected to the first link at a second lateral revolute joint;
an upper chord connecting the upper revolute joint of one of the plurality of adjustable modules to the upper revolute of an adjacent one of the plurality of adjustable modules;
a lower chord connecting the lower revolute joint of the one of the plurality of adjustable modules to the lower revolute of the adjacent one of the plurality of adjustable modules;
wherein the second lateral revolute joint of the one of the plurality of adjustable modules is operably connected to the first lateral revolute joint of the adjacent one of the plurality of adjustable modules;
wherein the first and second ends of the structural plane are restrained;
wherein the first lateral revolute joint of one of the plurality of adjustable modules nearest a first end of the structural plane is a first ultimate lateral revolute joint;
wherein the second lateral revolute joint of one of the plurality of adjustable modules nearest a second end of the structural plane is a second ultimate revolute joint; and
wherein the first end is operably connected to the first ultimate lateral revolute joint, and the second end is operably connected to the second ultimate lateral revolute joint.

US Pat. No. 10,190,263

SOFT THROUGH AIR DRIED TISSUE

First Quality Tissue, LLC...

1. A system for making tissue, comprising:a mixing section that provides a pulp mix, the mixing section including a wet-end adding section that delivers a wet-end additive to the pulp mix at a first point in a process for manufacturing tissue;
a forming section that forms after the first point in the process a wet web from the pulp mix provided by the mixing section;
a drying section that dries the wet web into a basesheet of tissue;
a winding section that winds the basesheet tissue onto a roll; and
a sensor that detects a break in the basesheet tissue;
wherein operation of the wet-end adding section is controlled by the sensor so that delivery of the wet-end additive to the pulp mix is prevented at the first point in response to the sensor detecting a break in the basesheet tissue.

US Pat. No. 10,190,254

SKIN MATERIAL

Seiren Co., Ltd., Fukui ...

1. A skin material comprising a closed cellular heat-insulating layer and a coloring layer which are sequentially stacked on a fibrous substrate, wherein the skin material has unevennesses on a front face, the closed cellular heat-insulating layer has a softening temperature of 110° C. to 250° C., and a contact cool feeling (Qmax) of the front face of the skin material is 0.30 W/cm2 or less both before and after a heat treatment for 2400 hours at 70° C., and wherein the closed cells of the closed cellular heat-insulating layer consist of closed cells obtained by mixing a resin serving as a matrix with hollow particles forming the closed cells of the cellular heat-insulating layer, the hollow particles consist of expanded polymeric microcapsules, and each of closed cells consists of a respective one of the expanded polymeric microcapsules, and the matrix has a softening temperature of 110° C. to 250° C., and a glass transition point of ?100° C. to 50° C., and a resin that forms outer shells of the hollow particles has a softening temperature of 110° C. to 250° C., and a glass transition point of 50° C. to 150° C.

US Pat. No. 10,190,195

ALLOY POWDER FOR OVERLAY WELDING, AND WELD OVERLAY ALLOY MEMBER AND ENGINE VALVE OBTAINED USING THE SAME

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. An alloy powder for overlay welding, which is used for performing overlay welding on a surface of steel containing nitrogen, whereinthe alloy powder consists of 30% to 45% by mass of Mo, 10% to 20% by mass of Ni, 0.2% to 0.6% by mass of C, and greater than 1.0% to 2.0% by mass of Al, with the balance made up of incidental impurities and Co.

US Pat. No. 10,190,161

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR NUCLEIC ACID SEQUENCING BASED ON NANOWIRE DETECTORS

STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L....

1. An apparatus for nucleic acid sequencing, comprising:a base-detection device in a detection site, the base-detection device being configured to detect bases of a portion of a nucleic acid strand at the detection site;
a conveying device configured to extend the nucleic acid strand and to cause the nucleic acid strand to slide through the detection site along a path; and
a structural layer having a first portion enclosing a first portion of the path, a second portion enclosing a second portion of the path, and an opening between the first portion and the second portion of the structural layer, the opening being aligned with the detection site;
wherein the base-detection device comprises a plurality of nanowire detectors arranged along the path, each nanowire detector of the plurality of nanowire detectors including a respective nanowire and one or more nucleic acid probes, which are fixed to the respective nanowire, each nucleic acid probe of the one or more nucleic acid probes fixed to the respective nanowire having the same sequence of nucleic acid bases.

US Pat. No. 10,190,155

MOLECULAR TAG ATTACHMENT AND TRANSFER

NuGEN Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A method of determining a modification of a DNA sample, the method comprising:preparing a double-stranded DNA fragment linked with a plurality of oligonucleotide adaptors, the double-stranded DNA fragment comprising a nucleic acid sequence of interest;
denaturing the double-stranded DNA fragment, thereby generating a first strand DNA fragment and a second strand DNA fragment;
annealing a first probe to the first strand DNA fragment, the first probe comprising a probe oligonucleotide sequence complementary to and hybridizing to a first probe target region associated with the nucleic acid sequence of interest;
extending the first probe with a DNA polymerase using the first strand DNA fragment as a template, thereby generating a probe extension sequence;
annealing a primer or a second probe to the second strand DNA fragment, the primer and the second probe comprising a tag sequence;
generating an extension sequence using the primer or the second probe, the extension sequence including the tag sequence or a complement of the tag sequence; and
sequencing the extension sequence and the probe extension sequence, thereby determining the modification of the DNA sample based on existence or absence of the tag sequence or a complement of the tag sequence, wherein the annealing the primer or the second probe to the second strand DNA fragment and generating the extension sequence using the primer or the second probe comprises:
annealing the second probe to the second strand DNA fragment, the second probe comprising a non-extendable probe sequence and a tag sequence, the non-extendable probe sequence complementary to and hybridizing to a second probe target region associated with the nucleic acid sequence of interest;
annealing a primer sequence to a 3? end of the second strand DNA fragment;
extending the primer sequence with the DNA polymerase using the second strand DNA fragment as a template, thereby generating a primer extension sequence; and
ligating the primer extension sequence and the second probe, thereby generating the extension sequence comprising the tag sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,190,149

KIT AND METHOD FOR MEASURING THE ACTIVITY OF DEOXYNUCLEOSIDE KINASE

Biovica International AB,...

1. A kit comprising: (i) a DNA dependent DNA polymerase, (ii) at least one natural deoxynucleoside, and (iii) a detection system comprising a DNA template molecule, a DNA primer molecule, and a fluorescent moiety capable of being displaced from, or bound to, dsDNA synthesized by said DNA dependent DNA polymerase.

US Pat. No. 10,190,114

LOW RESOURCE SAMPLE PROCESSOR CONTAINING HEAT-ACTIVATED SURFACE TENSION VALVES

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY, N...

1. A method of processing a fluid sample comprising an analyte, the method comprising the steps of:(a) providing a device comprising a plurality of sequential chambers connected by tubing, each of said sequential chambers comprising a fluid and separated by plug material that is solid at temperatures below about 45° C., wherein a first reaction chamber of the plurality of sequential chambers comprises a magnetic or paramagnetic particle having a reactant on its surface;
(b) introducing into said first reaction chamber the fluid sample comprising the analyte;
(c) incubating said first reaction chamber under conditions sufficient to permit binding of said reactant with said analyte in said sample;
(d) heating said plug material in said device to a temperature above 45° C., thereby rendering at least a portion of said plug material into a liquid state, thereby forming a surface tension valve, wherein heating is performed by placing a heated magnet in proximity of said plug material;
(e) transporting said magnetic or paramagnetic particle from said first reaction chamber, into at least a second chamber of said plurality of sequential chambers through tubing disposed therebetween, wherein transporting comprises passing said magnet along said tubing to effect movement of said magnetic or paramagnetic particle; and
(f) detecting interaction of said analyte with said reactant by determining the presence or absence of said analyte in said second or a subsequent chamber of said plurality of said sequential chambers.

US Pat. No. 10,190,081

VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND RECOVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD

EcoPAS LLC, Irvine, CA (...

1. A method of making a fermented beverage, comprising, during fermentation of a must in a fermentation vessel:feeding vapors from a head space of the fermentation vessel to a condenser having a first condenser module and a second condenser module;
controlling an inlet of the second condenser module to open or close based on a flow rate of the vapors from the head space of the fermentation vessel;
condensing a portion of the vapors in the condenser to thereby produce a mixed-phase stream comprising CO2 and an alcohol-containing condensate;
feeding the mixed-phase stream to a collection tank;
sequestering the condensate from the mixed-phase stream through a first port of the collection tank; and
removing CO2 from the mixed-phase stream through a second port of the collection tank.

US Pat. No. 10,190,068

GIANT ELECTRORHEOLOGICAL FLUID SURFACTANT ADDITIVES

THE HONG KONG UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method for preparing giant electrorheological (GER) fluids, comprising the steps of:grinding a nanoparticle composite comprising urea and 0.2-5.0 wt % sodium dodecylbenzenesulfate (SDBS);
agitating the ground composite via ultrasonification for at least 30 minutes at 20-40° C.;
drying the composite for at least 12 hours in a freeze drying machine; and
suspending the composite in a non-conducting oil.

US Pat. No. 10,190,048

LIQUID-CRYSTALLINE MEDIUM AND LIQUID-CRYSTAL DISPLAY COMPRISING THE SAME

Merck Patent GmbH, Darms...

1. A liquid-crystalline medium comprisinga) one or more compounds selected from the group of compounds of formulae I-1 and I-2

in which
R11 and R12 independently of each other denote H or alkyl with 1 to 5 C atoms, and
b) one or more compounds selected from the group of compounds of formulae II and III

in which
R21 denotes an unsubstituted alkyl radical having 1 to 7 C atoms, an unsubstituted alkenyl radical having 2 to 7 C atoms or an unsubstituted alkoxy radical having 1 to 6 C atoms,
R22 denotes an unsubstituted alkyl radical having 1 to 7 C atoms, an unsubstituted alkoxy radical having 1 to 6 C atoms or an unsubstituted alkenyloxy radical having 2 to 6 C atoms, and
l denotes 0 or 1,
R31 denotes an unsubstituted alkyl radical having 1 to 7 C atoms or an unsubstituted alkenyl radical having 2 to 7 C atoms,
R32 denotes an unsubstituted alkyl radical having 1 to 7 C atoms, an unsubstituted alkoxy radical having 1 to 6 C atoms or an unsubstituted alkenyloxy radical having 2 to 6 C atoms, and
denotes

US Pat. No. 10,190,036

MULTIFUNCTIONAL FOAMING COMPOSITION WITH WETTABILITY MODIFYING, CORROSION INHIBITORY AND MINERAL SCALE INHIBITORY/DISPERSANTS PROPERTIES FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE AND ULTRA HIGH SALINITY

INSTITUTO MEXICANO DEL PE...

1. A multifunctional foaming composition, characterized by the combination of supramolecular complexes derived from the interaction of:(a) an alkyl amido propyl hydroxysultaine and/or alkyl amido propyl betaines and/or alkyl hydroxysultaines and/or alkyl betaines;
(b) an anionic surfactant, which is a mixture of
(b1) alkyl hydroxy sulphonates of sodium; and
(b2) alkenyl sulphonates of sodium;
(c) a cationic surfactant which is tetra-alkyl ammonium halides; and
optionally, (d) copolymers derived from itaconic acid/vinyl sulfonate of sodium and/or terpolymers derived from itaconic acid/sodium vinyl sulphonate/aconitic acid.

US Pat. No. 10,189,982

CONTACTING COMPONENT AND STRUCTURE CONTAINING SAID CONTACTING COMPONENT

TECHNO POLYMER CO., LTD.,...

1. A contacting component comprising a molded article made from a thermoplastic resin composition (X) containing a vinyl graft polymer (A), a vinyl non-graft polymer (B) and a matting agent (C),wherein:
the vinyl graft polymer (A) contains an ethylene-?-olefin rubber polymer (a1).

US Pat. No. 10,189,969

SILICA-BASED ORGANOGELS VIA HEXAHYDROTRIAZINE-BASED REACTIONS

International Business Ma...

1. An aerogel, comprising:a plurality of silica groups; and
a hexahydrotriazine group having at least one nitrogen atom that is covalently linked to at least one silica group in the plurality of silica groups by a linking group.

US Pat. No. 10,189,967

MACROPOROUS PHOTONIC CRYSTAL MEMBRANE, METHODS OF MAKING, AND METHODS OF USE

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A structure comprising:a macroporous photonic crystal membrane including a three dimensional array of macropores, wherein a three dimensional polymer framework separates the macropores, wherein the polymer framework is made of a copolymer of two oligomers, wherein the two oligomers are ethoxylated (20) trimethylolpropane triacrylate (ETPTA 20) and polyethylene glycol (600) diacrylate (PEGDA 600), wherein when the macropores are in a collapsed state, the macroporous photonic crystal membrane is substantially transparent and wherein when the macropores are in an uncollapsed state, the macroporous photonic crystal membrane has an iridescent color.

US Pat. No. 10,189,956

POLYMER SUBSTRATES FORMED FROM CARBOXY FUNCTIONAL ACRYLAMIDE

LIFE TECHNOLOGIES AS, Os...

1. A compound of the formula:
wherein R1 is an alkyl group having between 3 and 10 carbons or is a polyether group having between 1 and 10 ether units, wherein R2 is a linear or branched alkyl group having between 3 and 8 carbons or a silyl group, and wherein R3 is hydrogen or an alkyl group having between 1 and 6 carbons.

US Pat. No. 10,189,938

POLYUREA COMPOSITION

SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG, Baar...

1. A method comprising treating a substrate comprising an elastomeric material having unsaturated units with a curable composition, said treating selected from the group consisting of patching a defect in the substrate, coating the substrate, and adhesively bonding the substrate to another substrate, and said composition comprising at least, a first component and a second component, whereinthe first component K1 comprises
one or more than one di(aminobenzoate) ester A1 of formula (I)

with an average molecular weight of 500 g/mol to 2000 g/mol, where G is a divalent moiety deriving from poly(tetramethylene oxide) diol, and
the second component K2 comprises
one or more than one aromatic polyisocyanate B1 with an average molecular weight of 160 g/mol to 1100 g/mol, wherein the molar ratio between the isocyanate groups of the second component K2 and the isocyanate-reactive groups of the first component K1 is in the range from 1.3 to 1.0.

US Pat. No. 10,189,894

RATIONALLY DESIGNED, SYNTHETIC ANTIBODY LIBRARIES AND USES THEREFOR

Adimab, LLC, Lebanon, NH...

1. An antibody isolated from a library comprising synthetic polynucleotides that encode an antibody heavy chain and an antibody light chain containing at least about 106 unique antibody CDRH3 amino acid sequences, wherein each of the polynucleotides encoding the at least about 106 unique antibody CDRH3 amino acid sequences has an antibody CDRH3 amino acid sequence represented by the following formula:[X]-[N1]-[DH]-[N2]-[H3-JH], wherein
(i) X is selected from the group consisting of G, D, E and nothing;
(ii) N1 is an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of G, P, R, A, S, L, T, V, GG, GP, GR, GA, GS, GL, GT, GV, PG, RG, AG, SG, LG, TG, VG, PP, PR, PA, PS, PL, PT, PV, RP, AP, SP, LP, TP, VP, IG, KG, GW, FP, EG, GGG, GPG, GRG, GAG, GSG, GLG, GTG, GVG, PGG, RGG, AGG, SGG, LGG, TGG, VGG, GGP, GGR, GGA, GGS, GGL, GGT, GGV, D, E, F, H, I, K, M, Q, W, Y, AR, AS, AT, AY, DL, DT, EA, EK, FH, FS, HL, HW, IS, KV, LD, LE, LR, LS, LT, NR, NT, QE, QL, QT, RA, RD, RE, RF, RH, RL, RR, RS, RV, SA, SD, SE, SF, SI, SK, SL, SQ, SR, SS, ST, SV, TA, TR, TS, TT, TW, VD, VS, WS, YS, AAE, AYH, DTL, EKR, ISR, NTP, PKS, PRP, PTA, PTQ, REL, RPL, SAA, SAL, SGL, SSE, TGL, WGT;
(iii) DH is all of a human CDRH3 DH amino acid sequence, wherein the DH amino acid sequence is selected from the group consisting of ATT, GAT, GIV, IVG, VGA, VLLLWLLL (SEQ ID NO: 239), ITMIVVVIT (SEQ ID NO: 240), VQWLV (SEQ ID NO: 241), VQQLV (SEQ ID NO: 242), VLRFLEWLLY (SEQ ID NO: 243), YYDFWSGYYT (SEQ ID NO: 244), WILYQLLC (SEQ ID NO: 245), LRL (SEQ ID NO: 246), TTVT (SEQ ID NO: 247), VWELL (SEQ ID NO: 248), VDTAMVT (SEQ ID NO: 249), WIQLWL (SEQ ID NO: 250), RILWWLLL (SEQ ID NO: 251), DIVVVVAAT (SEQ ID NO: 252), VLLLWFG (SEQ ID NO: 595), GATT (SEQ ID NO: 623), GIVG (SEQ ID NO: 624), IVGA (SEQ ID NO: 625), VGAT (SEQ ID NO: 626), GIVGA (SEQ ID NO: 627), IVGAT (SEQ ID NO: 628), VGATT (SEQ ID NO: 629), GIVGAT (SEQ ID NO: 630), IVGATT (SEQ ID NO: 631), GIVGATT (SEQ ID NO: 13), YSG, YSGS (SEQ ID NO: 632), YSGSY (SEQ ID NO: 633), YSGSYY (SEQ ID NO: 14), CSSTSC (SEQ ID NO: 622), CSSTSCY (SEQ ID NO: 620), YCSSTSC (SEQ ID NO: 621), CSSTSCYT (SEQ ID NO: 617), GYCSSTSC (SEQ ID NO: 618), YCSSTSCY (SEQ ID NO: 619), GYCSSTSCY (SEQ ID NO: 615), YCSSTSCYT (SEQ ID NO: 616), GYCSSTSCYT (SEQ ID NO:10), AAM, DIV, IVY, PAA, VPA, VVP, VVV, DIVV (SEQ ID NO: 634), IVVV (SEQ ID NO: 635), PAAM (SEQ ID NO: 636), VPAA (SEQ ID NO: 637, VVPA (SEQ ID NO: 638), VVVP (SEQ ID NO: 639), DIVVY (SEQ ID NO: 640), IVVVP (SEQ ID NO: 641), VPAAM (SEQ ID NO: 642), VVPAA (SEQ ID NO: 643), VVVPA (SEQ ID NO: 644), DIVVVP (SEQ ID NO: 645), IVVVPA (SEQ ID NO: 646), VVPAAM (SEQ ID NO: 647), VVVPAA (SEQ ID NO: 648), DIVVVPA (SEQ ID NO: 649), IVVVPAA (SEQ ID NO: 650), VVVPAAM (SEQ ID NO: 651), DIVVVPAA (SEQ ID NO: 652), IVVVPAAM (SEQ ID NO: 653), DIVVVPAAM (SEQ ID NO: 11), CSGGSC (SEQ ID NO: 654), CSGGSCY (SEQ ID NO: 655), YCSGGSC (SEQ ID NO: 656), CSGGSCYS (SEQ ID NO: 657), GYCSGGSC (SEQ ID NO: 658), YCSGGSCY (SEQ ID NO: 659), GYCSGGSCY (SEQ ID NO: 660), YCSGGSCYS (SEQ ID NO: 661), GYCSGGSCYS (SEQ ID NO: 16), FGV, GVV, IFG, ITI, TIF, VVI, FGVV (SEQ ID NO: 662) , GVVI (SEQ ID NO: 663), IFGV (SEQ ID NO: 664), ITIF (SEQ ID NO: 665) , TIFG (SEQ ID NO: 666), VVII (SEQ ID NO: 667), FGVVI (SEQ ID NO: 668), GVVII (SEQ ID NO: 669), IFGVV (SEQ ID NO: 670), ITIFG (SEQ ID NO: 671), TIFGV (SEQ ID NO: 672), FGVVII (SEQ ID NO: 673), IFGVVI (SEQ ID NO: 674), ITIFGV (SEQ ID NO: 675), TIFGVV(SEQ ID NO: 676), IFGVVII (SEQ ID NO: 677), ITIFGVV (SEQ ID NO: 678), TIFGVVI (SEQ ID NO: 679), ITIFGVVI (SEQ ID NO: 680), TIFGVVII(SEQ ID NO: 681), ITIFGVVII (SEQ ID NO: 9), ELL, FGE, GEL, LLW, LWF, VLL, WFG, FGEL (SEQ ID NO: 682), GELL (SEQ ID NO: 683), LLWF (SEQ ID NO: 684), LWFG (SEQ ID NO: 685), VLLW (SEQ ID NO: 686), WFGE (SEQ ID NO: 687), FGELL (SEQ ID NO: 688), LLWFG (SEQ ID NO: 689), LWFGE (SEQ ID NO: 690), VLLWF (SEQ ID NO: 691), WFGEL (SEQ ID NO: 692), LLWFGE (SEQ ID NO: 693), LWFGEL (SEQ ID NO: 694), VLLWFG (SEQ ID NO: 695), WFGELL (SEQ ID NO: 696), LLWFGEL (SEQ ID NO: 697), LWFGELL (SEQ ID NO: 698), VLLWFGE (SEQ ID NO: 699), LLWFGELL (SEQ ID NO: 700), VLLWFGEL (SEQ ID NO: 701), VLLWFGELL (SEQ ID NO: 1), GSG, GSY, SGS, SYY, YGS, YYG, YYN, YYY, GSGS (SEQ ID NO: 702), GSYY (SEQ ID NO: 703), SGSY (SEQ ID NO: 704) , SYYN (SEQ ID NO: 705), YGSG (SEQ ID NO: 706), YYGS (SEQ ID NO: 707), YYYG (SEQ ID NO: 708), GSGSY (SEQ ID NO: 709), GSYYN (SEQ ID NO: 710), SGSYY (SEQ ID NO: 711), YGSGS (SEQ ID NO: 712), YYGSG (SEQ ID NO: 713), YYYGS (SEQ ID NO: 714), GSGSYY (SEQ ID NO: 715), SGSYYN (SEQ ID NO: 716), YGSGSY (SEQ ID NO: 717), YYGSGS (SEQ ID NO: 718), YYYGSG (SEQ ID NO: 719), GSGSYYN (SEQ ID NO: 720), YGSGSYY (SEQ ID NO: 721), YYGSGSY (SEQ ID NO: 722), YYYGSGS (SEQ ID NO: 723), YGSGSYYN (SEQ ID NO: 724), YYGSGSYY (SEQ ID NO: 725), YYYGSGSY (SEQ ID NO: 726), YYGSGSYYN (SEQ ID NO: 727), YYYGSGSYY (SEQ ID NO: 728), YYYGSGSYYN (SEQ ID NO: 2), GVI, ITM, MVR, RGV, TMV, VII, VRG, GVII (SEQ ID NO: 729), ITMV (SEQ ID NO: 730), MVRG (SEQ ID NO: 731), RGVI (SEQ ID NO: 732), TMVR (SEQ ID NO: 733), VRGV (SEQ ID NO: 734), ITMVR (SEQ ID NO: 735), MVRGV (SEQ ID NO: 736), RGVII (SEQ ID NO: 737), TMVRG (SEQ ID NO: 738), VRGVI (SEQ ID NO: 739), ITMVRG (SEQ ID NO: 740), MVRGVI (SEQ ID NO: 741), TMVRGV (SEQ ID NO: 742), VRGVII (SEQ ID NO: 743), ITMVRGV (SEQ ID NO: 744), MVRGVII (SEQ ID NO: 745), TMVRGVI (SEQ ID NO: 746), ITMVRGVI (SEQ ID NO: 747), TMVRGVII (SEQ ID NO: 748), ITMVRGVII (SEQ ID NO: 3), DSS, GYY, SGY, SSG, YDS, YYD, DSSG (SEQ ID NO: 749), GYYY (SEQ ID NO: 750), SGYY (SEQ ID NO: 751), SSGY (SEQ ID NO: 752), YDSS (SEQ ID NO: 753), YYDS (SEQ ID NO: 754), YYYD (SEQ ID NO: 755), DSSGY (SEQ ID NO: 756), SGYYY (SEQ ID NO: 757), SSGYY (SEQ ID NO: 758), YDSSG (SEQ ID NO: 759), YYDSS (SEQ ID NO: 760), YYYDS (SEQ ID NO: 761), DSSGYY (SEQ ID NO: 762), SSGYYY (SEQ ID NO: 763, YDSSGY (SEQ ID NO: 764), YYDSSG (SEQ ID NO: 765), YYYDSS (SEQ ID NO: 766), DSSGYYY (SEQ ID NO: 767), YDSSGYY (SEQ ID NO: 768), YYDSSGY (SEQ ID NO: 769), YYYDSSG (SEQ ID NO: 770), YDSSGYYY (SEQ ID NO: 771), YYDSSGYY (SEQ ID NO: 772), YYYDSSGY (SEQ ID NO: 773), YYDSSGYYY (SEQ ID NO: 774), YYYDSSGYY (SEQ ID NO: 775), YYYDSSGYYY (SEQ ID NO: 4), DYG, GDY, YGD, DYGD (SEQ ID NO: 613), YGDY (SEQ ID NO: 614), DYGDY (SEQ ID NO: 12), SYG, YGY, YSY, GYSY (SEQ ID NO: 776), SYGY (SEQ ID NO: 777), YSYG (SEQ ID NO: 778), GYSYG (SEQ ID NO: 779), YSYGY (SEQ ID NO: 780), GYSYGY (SEQ ID NO: 15), SSS, SSW, SWY, SSSW (SEQ ID NO: 781), SSWY (SEQ ID NO: 782), YSSS (SEQ ID NO: 783), GYSSS (SEQ ID NO: 784), SSSWY (SEQ ID NO: 785), YSSSW(SEQ ID NO: 786), GYSSSW (SEQ ID NO: 787), YSSSWY (SEQ ID NO: 788), GYSSSWY (SEQ ID NO: 7) , GWY, GYS, SGW, YSS, GYSS (SEQ ID NO: 789), SGWY (SEQ ID NO: 790), SSGW (SEQ ID NO: 791), YSSG (SEQ ID NO: 792), GYSSG (SEQ ID NO: 793), SSGWY (SEQ ID NO: 794), YSSGW (SEQ ID NO: 795), GYSSGW (SEQ ID NO: 796), YSSGWY (SEQ ID NO: 797), GYSSGWY (SEQ ID NO: 5), AVA, GIA, IAV, VAG, AVAG (SEQ ID NO: 798), GIAV (SEQ ID NO: 799), IAVA (SEQ ID NO: 800), GIAVA (SEQ ID NO: 801), IAVAG (SEQ ID NO: 802), GIAVAG (SEQ ID NO: 6), AAA, AAG, IAA, AAAG (SEQ ID NO: 803), GIAA (SEQ ID NO: 804), IAAA (SEQ ID NO: 805), GIAAA (SEQ ID NO: 806), IAAAG (SEQ ID NO: 807), and GIAAAG (SEQ ID NO: 8);
(iv) N2 is an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of G, P, R, A, S, L, T, V, GG, GP, GR, GA, GS, GL, GT, GV, PG, RG, AG, SG, LG, TG, VG, PP, PR, PA, PS, PL, PT, PV, RP, AP, SP, LP, TP, VP, IG, KG, GW, FP, EG, GGG, GPG, GRG, GAG, GSG, GLG, GTG, GVG, PGG, RGG, AGG, SGG, LGG, TGG, VGG, GGP, GGR, GGA, GGS, GGL, GGT, GGV, D, E, F, H, I, K, M, Q, W, Y, AR, AS, AT, AY, DL, DT, EA, EK, FH, FS, HL, HW, IS, KV, LD, LE, LR, LS, LT, NR, NT, QE, QL, QT, RA, RD, RE, RF, RH, RL, RR, RS, RV, SA, SD, SE, SF, SI, SK, SL, SQ, SR, SS, ST, SV, TA, TR, TS, TT, TW, VD, VS, WS, YS, AAE, AYH, DTL, EKR, ISR, NTP, PKS, PRP, PTA, PTQ, REL, RPL, SAA, SAL, SGL, SSE, TGL, WGT;
(v) H3-JH is all of a human CDRH3 H3-JH amino acid sequence, wherein the H3-JH amino acid sequence is selected from the group consisting of AEYFQH (SEQ ID NO: 17), EYFQH (SEQ ID NO: 583), YFQH (SEQ ID NO: 584), FQH, QH, H YWYFDL (SEQ ID NO: 18), WYFDL (SEQ ID NO: 585), YFDL (SEQ ID NO: 586), FDL, DL, L, AFDV (SEQ ID NO: 19), FDV, DV, V, YFDY (SEQ ID NO: 20), FDY, DY, Y, NWFDS (SEQ ID NO: 21), WFDS (SEQ ID NO: 587), FDS, DS, S, YYYYYGMDV (SEQ ID NO: 22), YYYYGMDV (SEQ ID NO: 588), YYYGMDV (SEQ ID NO: 589), YYGMDV (SEQ ID NO: 590), YGMDV (SEQ ID NO: 591), GMDV (SEQ ID NO: 592), MDV, AFDI (SEQ ID NO: 852), FDI, DI, NWFDP (SEQ ID NO: 857), WFDP (SEQ ID NO: 858), FDP, and DP;
wherein the diversity of the polynucleotides encoding the at least about 106 unique antibody CDRH3 amino acid sequences is created by each of the polynucleotides having a CDRH3 sequence that is different from the CDRH3 sequence of every other polynucleotide;
wherein the antibody heavy chain is a variable domain with framework (FRM) and complementary determining regions (CDR) comprising FRMH1-CDRH1-FRM2-CDRH2-FRMH3-CDRH3-FRMH4; and
a VKCDR3 amino acid sequence comprising about 1 to about 10 of the amino acids found at Kabat positions 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 95A, 96, and 97, in selected VKCDR3 amino acid sequences derived from a particular IGKV or IGKJ germline sequence;
wherein the antibody light chain is a variable domain with framework (FRM) and complementary determining regions (CDR) comprising FRMVK1-VKCDR1-FRMVK2-VKCDR2-FRMVK3-VKCDR3-FRMVK4.

US Pat. No. 10,189,844

PYRAZOLE DERIVATIVES AS PHOSPHOINOSITIDE 3-KINASES INHIBITORS

CHIESI FARMACEUTICI S.p.A...

1. A compound of formula (I):
wherein:
R1 and R4 and R5 may be the same or different and are each independently (C1-C6) alkyl, (C1-C6) haloalkyl, (C1-C6) hydroxyalkyl, (C1-C6) aminoalkyl, or aryl, each of which is optionally and independently substituted by one or more groups selected from the group consisting of halogen, —OH, —(CH2)pNR6R7, —CN, (C1-C6) alkyl, (C1-C6) haloalkyl, (C1-C6) hydroxyalkyl, (C2-C6) alkenyl, (C2-C6) alkynyl, and (C2-C6) hydroxyalkynyl;
R2 is H or (C1-C6) alkyl;
R3 is H;
Cy is a heteroaryl selected from the group consisting of I-1, I-2, and I-3 wherein I-1 is purinyl, I-2 is pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidinyl, and I-3 is pyrimidinyl; each of which may be optionally and independently substituted by one or more groups selected from the group consisting of halogen, —OH, —(CH2)pNR6R7, —CN, —CH?NOH, —C(O)NR6R7, —C(O)OR6, (C1-C6) alkyl, (C1-C6) haloalkyl, (C1-C6) hydroxyalkyl, (C1-C6) alkanoyl, (C2-C6) alkenyl, (C2-C6) alkynyl, (C2-C6) hydroxyalkynyl, aryl, heteroaryl, and heterocycloalkyl, wherein said aryl, heteroaryl, and heterocycloalkyl may be optionally and independently substituted with one or more groups selected from the group consisting of —OH, halogen, —CN, —S(O)2NR6R7, —NR6S(O)2R7, —NR6R7, (C1-C6) alkyl, (C1-C6) haloalkyl, (C1-C6) hydroxyalkyl, and (C1-C6)alkoxy;
R6 and R7 may be the same or different and are each independently —H and (C1-C6) alkyl, (C1-C6) haloalkyl, (C1-C6) hydroxyalkyl, (C1-C6) aminoalkyl, (C1-C6) alkanoyl, or aryl (C1-C6) alkanoyl or, when R6 and R2 are both linked to a nitrogen atom, they may form, taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are linked, a 4 to 6 membered heterocycle optionally containing one or more additional heteroatom or heteroatomic group selected from the group consisting of O, S, N, and NH; and
p is at each occurrence independently zero or an integer ranging from 1 to 3;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,836

THERAPEUTIC COMPOUNDS, COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Genentech, Inc., South S...

1. A compound of Formula (I):or a salt or stereoisomer thereof, wherein:R1 is a 3-11 membered heterocyclyl that is optionally substituted with one or more Ra;
R2 is selected from the group consisting of:

each Ra is independently selected from the group consisting of OH, halo, C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, C(O)NRcRd, NRcRd, and C1-C6alkanoyl, wherein said alkyl, cycloalkyl, alkanoyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl are optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C1-C6alkoxy, (C1-C6alkyl)S—, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 3-11 membered heterocyclyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of —C(O)—NRcRd, —C(O)—ORk, —(C1-C6alkyl)-C(O)—NRcRd, and —(C1-C6alkyl)-C(O)—ORk, and C1-C6alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C1-C6alkoxy, and C3-C8cycloalkyl;
Rb is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, —ORk, —CN, C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, —NRsRt, —C(O)NRfRg, —S(O)nRe, —S(O)2NRfRg, —NRcC(O)Rm, and —C(O)Rm, wherein said C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, C1-C6alkanoyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl are each independently optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from Rh; and Rx is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and C1-C6alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from halo, cyano, and C1-C6alkoxy; or Rb and Rx taken together form a C1-C6alkenylene that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from halo, cyano, and C1-C6alkoxy;
Rc and Rd, independently at each occurrence, are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein each C1-C6alkyl is independently optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl; or alternatively Rc and Rd may be joined together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form an optionally substituted 3-11 membered heterocyclyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and C1-C6alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C1-C6alkoxy, and C3-C8cycloalkyl;
each Re is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein any C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from halo, cyano, hydroxy, C1-C6alkoxy, —SH, (C1-C6alkyl)S—, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and C1-C6alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C1-C6alkoxy, Rp, and C3-C8cycloalkyl;
Rf and Rg, independently at each occurrence, are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein each C1-C6alkyl is independently optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl; or alternatively Rf and Rg may be joined together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form an optionally substituted 3-11 membered heterocyclyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, (C1-C6alkyl)S—, cyano, and C1-C6alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C1-C6alkoxy, and C3-C8cycloalkyl;
each Rh is independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, S(O)2NRfRg, C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C6alkanoyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein any C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C6alkanoyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, and C1-C6alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, —S(O)2(C1-C6alkyl), C1-C6alkoxy, cyano, and C3-C8cycloalkyl;
each Rk is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein any C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, 6-10 membered aryl and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein any said 6-10 aryl and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with halo, cyano, (C1-C6alkyl)2NC(O)—, or C1-C6alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C1-C6alkoxy, cyano, hydroxy, and C3-C8cycloalkyl;
Rm is selected from the group consisting of C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C3-C8cycloalkyl, (C3-C8cycloalkyl)oxy, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein any C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C3-C8cycloalkyl, (C3-C8cycloalkyl)oxy, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with one or more groups Rn;
each Rn is independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, hydroxy, C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C3-C8cycloalkyl, —SH, —NRuRv, C1-C6alkylthio, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein any C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C3-C8cycloalkyl, C1-C6alkylthio, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, and C1-C6alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo and cyano;
each Rp is independently selected from the group consisting of C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein any C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, hydroxy, C1-C6alkoxy, C3-C8cycloalkyl, —SH, (C1-C6alkyl)S—, and C1-C6alkyl that is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, hydroxy, C1-C6alkoxy, cyano, and C3-C8cycloalkyl;
Rs and Rt, independently at each occurrence, are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein each C1-C6alkyl is independently optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl;
Ru and Rv, independently at each occurrence, are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl, wherein each C1-C6alkyl is independently optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, C3-C8cycloalkyl, 6-10 membered aryl, and 3-11 membered heterocyclyl;
n is 0, 1, or 2;
Rz1 and Rz2 are each independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C6alkyl; and
ring A is optionally further substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of CH3, CH2CH3, OCH3, OCHF2, OCH2F, OCF3, CF3, CHF2, CH2F, F and Cl.

US Pat. No. 10,189,822

HETEROCYCLIC MODULATORS OF LIPID SYNTHESIS

3-V Biosciences, Inc., M...

1. A method of treating a cancer, comprising administering to a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound selected from the group consisting of:
wherein the cancer is selected from mantle cell lymphoma; chronic myelogenous leukemia; sarcoma; endometrial tumors; non-small cell lung carcinoma; gastric carcinomas; hepatocellular tumors; and head and neck cancer.

US Pat. No. 10,189,796

[4-(1,3,3-TRIMETHYL-2-OXO-3,4-DIHYDRO-1H-QUINOXALIN-7-YL)PHENOXY]ETHYLOXY COMPOUND OR SALT THEREOF

SANTEN PHARMACEUTICAL CO....

1. A compound of general formula (1):
wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom, a lower alkyl group which may have a substituent(s), a carboxyl group, an ester of a carboxyl group, an amide of a carboxyl group or a cyano group; and
R2 represents a hydrogen atom, a lower alkylcarbonyl group which may have a substituent(s), a lower cycloalkylcarbonyl group which may have a substituent(s), an arylcarbonyl group which may have a substituent(s), a heterocyclic carbonyl group which may have a substituent(s), an ester of a carboxyl group, an amide of a carboxyl group, a phosphate group or an ester of a phosphate group,
or a salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,784

N-(5-((ARYL OR HETEROARYL)METHYLOXY)PENTYL)-SUBSTITUTED IMINOSUGARS AS INHIBITORS OF GLUCOSYLCERAMIDE SYNTHASE

ACADEMISCH MEDISCH CENTRU...

1. A compound of general structure I or Ia:
wherein:
each of R19-R26 is independently selected from H, F, Me or Et;
R27 and R28 is independently selected from the group consisting of H, F, CF3 and C1-C8 linear or branched alkyl;
X is:

wherein
Y1-Y5 are independently selected from the group of C and N-atoms provided that not more than two of Y1-Y5 are a N-atom, and provided that if one or two of Y1-Y5 is a N-atom, the R-group attached to that N-atom is void;
Y6-Y9 are independently selected from the group of C-, S-, N- and O-atoms and comprise at least one of an S-, N- or O-atom, provided that Y6-Y9 comprises at most one S-atom, at most one N-atom and/or at most one O-atom, and provided that if one of Y6-Y9 is a S- or
O-atom, the R-group attached to any S-, N- and/or O-atom is void, and provided that if none of Y6-Y9 is a S- or O-atom, the R-group attached to any N-atom is selected from the group consisting of H, C1-C8 linear or branched alkyl, IV and V, and provided that O and S-atoms are not concomitantly present;
one of R1-R9 is

and the remaining of R1-R9 are independently selected from the group consisting of H, F, Cl, Br, I, CN, CF3, C1-C8 linear or branched alkyl and C1-C8 linear or branched oxyalkyl;
wherein
Y10-Y14 are independently selected from the group of C- and N-atoms provided that not more than two of Y10-Y14 are a N-atom, and provided that if one or two of Y10-Y14 is a N-atom, the R-group attached to that N-atom is void;
Y15-Y18 are independently selected from the group of C-, S-, N- and O-atoms and Y19 is selected from the group consisting of a C-atom and a N-atom, provided that Y15-Y19 comprises at most one S-atom, at most one N-atom and/or at most one O-atom, provided that if one of Y15-Y19 is a S- or O-atom, the group attached to any S-, N and/or O-atom is void, and provided that if none of Y15-Y19 is a S- or O-atom, the group attached to any N-atom is selected from the group consisting of H or C1-C8 linear or branched alkyl, and provided that O and S-atoms are not concomitantly present;
R10-R18 are independently selected from the group consisting of H, F, Cl, Br, I, CN, CF3, C1-C8 linear or branched alkyl or C1-C8 linear or branched oxyalkyl, and/or wherein two of R10-R18 form a linear or branched fused alkylene or alkylenedioxy ring on two adjacent atoms of Y10-Y18;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, ester, hydrate, and/or solvate thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,780

BICYCLIC ALKYL COMPOUNDS AND SYNTHESIS

1. A compound having the structure of Formula (I):
wherein:
R1 is N3, SCN, NO, —C(?NOR2)(CN), or —CH(?NOR2), and
R2 is (C1 to C10) alkoxy, substituted or unsubstituted (C1 to C30) alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocycle, substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl(alkyl), substituted or unsubstituted alkyl(aryl), or substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl(alkyl).

US Pat. No. 10,189,736

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A GLASS ROLL

NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO....

1. A method of manufacturing a glass roll, comprising:forming, while conveying a glass film to a downstream side, the glass film by a forming device for carrying out a downdraw method;
rolling the glass film while superposing a first protective film on the glass film at a downstream end of a path of the conveying in the forming, to thereby manufacture a source glass roll;
unrolling, while conveying the glass film to the downstream side, the glass film from the source glass roll; and
rerolling the glass film while superposing a second protective film on the glass film at a downstream end of a path of the conveying in the unrolling to thereby manufacture a glass roll,
wherein, in the forming, the glass film at the downstream side of the forming device is conveyed while only a first surface of the glass film is contact-supported,
wherein, in the unrolling, the glass film at the downstream side of the source glass roll is conveyed while only the first surface of the glass film is contact-supported,
wherein, in the unrolling, a plurality of rollers is arranged on a conveying path from the source glass roll to the glass roll and contact-supports only the first surface of the glass film, the rollers changing a direction of conveying the glass film so that the glass film is bent toward the first surface side thereof, and wherein a wrap angle of the glass film relative to each of the rollers to the glass film is an acute angle, and wherein tension in a rerolling direction to be applied to the glass film in the rerolling is set higher than tension in the rolling direction to be applied to the glass film in the rolling.

US Pat. No. 10,189,726

ELECTROCHEMICAL DESALINATION FOR OIL RECOVERY

Evoqua Water Technologies...

1. A method for improved oil recovery, comprising:introducing seawater to an electrically-driven separation system comprising a first electrodialysis apparatus including monovalent selective membranes and a second electrodialysis apparatus including divalent selective membranes;
measuring at least one parameter of the seawater selected from the group consisting of composition, total dissolved solids concentration, sulfate concentration, and hardness, at an inlet of the electrically-driven separation system;
selectively passing a first portion of the seawater through the first electrodialysis apparatus and a second portion of the seawater through the second electrodialysis apparatus for treatment based on the measured parameter to produce first and second product streams, respectively, such that the first product stream has a greater concentration of hardness than the second product stream;
blending the first and second product streams to produce treated water including less than about 200 mg/l of sulfate, having a total dissolved solids (TDS) content in the range of about 1000 mg/l to about 5000 mg/l, and having a hardness level in the range of about 100 ppm to about 1000 ppm without blending or remineralizing the treated water with a source of hardness; and
flooding at least a portion of an oil reservoir with the treated water.

US Pat. No. 10,189,719

PROCESS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF LITHIUM METAL OXIDE CATHODE MATERIALS

Nano One Materials Corp.,...

1. A process for forming a precursor to a lithium metal oxide comprising:providing lithium bicarbonate in a first aqueous mixture;
reacting said lithium bicarbonate with metal acetate thereby forming a second aqueous mixture comprising metal carbonate, lithium acetate, acetic acid and water;
neutralizing said acetic acid in said second aqueous mixture with lithium hydroxide thereby forming a third mixture comprising metal carbonate and lithium acetate;
separating said third mixture into a fourth mixture and a fifth mixture wherein said fourth mixture comprises said metal carbonate and a first portion of said lithium acetate with said metal carbonate and said lithium acetate being in a predetermined molar ratio, and said fifth mixture comprises a second portion of said lithium acetate; and
drying said fourth mixture thereby forming said precursor comprising metal carbonate and lithium acetate in said predetermined molar ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,189,713

METHOD FOR PRODUCING CARBON NANOTUBE DISPERSION LIQUID, METHOD FOR PRODUCING COMPOSITE MATERIAL COMPOSITION, METHOD FOR PRODUCING COMPOSITE MATERIAL, COMPOSITE MATERIAL, AND COMPOSITE-MATERIAL SHAPED PRODUCT

ZEON CORPORATION, Chiyod...

1. A method for producing a carbon nanotube dispersion liquid, comprising:(A) obtaining a carbon nanotube dispersion liquid by applying a shear force to a coarse dispersion liquid that includes carbon nanotubes having a specific surface area of 600 m2/g or more to whereby disperse the carbon nanotubes,
wherein the step (A) includes applying a back pressure to the carbon nanotube dispersion liquid, and
(B) reducing multi-stepwise the back pressure applied to the carbon nanotube dispersion liquid obtained by the step (A),
wherein the step (B) includes passing the carbon nanotube dispersion liquid through a plurality of pressure reducers connected in series.

US Pat. No. 10,189,672

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN OPTICAL FIBER COIL, OPTICAL FIBER COIL AND OPTICAL FIBER INTERFEROMETER

IXBLUE, Saint-Germain-en...

1. A method of making a symmetrical-winding coil of optical fiber comprising the following steps:a. symmetrically winding an optical fiber around an axis, the winding starting from a point of the optical fiber located at equal distance from the two ends of the optical fiber, the winding forming a pattern comprising a same number N of layers of each half of the optical fiber, where N is a natural integer, a layer comprising a set of turns of optical fibers and spaces located between adjacent turns, the turns of a layer coming from a same half of the optical fiber and being placed at a same distance from the coil axis, and said winding forming a coil having a sectored arrangement comprising both a regular stacking area in which the turns of optical fiber of a layer are juxtaposed to the turns of the adjacent layer(s), so as to form at least one continuous sealing surface between two layers of adjacent turns, as well as an overlap area in which portions of optical fiber linking different turns of a same layer and/or different layers of the winding cross each other;
b. making a glue infiltrate into the sectored-arrangement coil through an external surface of the overlap area so that the glue infiltrates through at least one continuous path of communication into the spaces located between adjacent turns in the regular stacking area, up to said at least one sealing surface.

US Pat. No. 10,189,668

SHEET CUTTING MACHINE

Horizon International Inc...

1. A sheet cutting machine for cutting a first sheet into second sheets and margins, the machine comprising:a first conveying part arranged to convey the first sheet along a conveying path;
a cutting part arranged downstream of and apart from the first conveying part to cut the first sheet in a direction perpendicular to a conveying direction;
a sorting unit arranged to remove the margins from the conveying path, the margins being cut off from the first sheet by the cutting part; and
a control unit configured to control the first conveying part, the cutting part and the sorting unit based on. cutting information about cutting of the first sheet,
the sorting unit including:
a second conveying part arranged downstream of and apart from the cutting part to receive the first sheet from the first conveying part and to convey the second sheets cut off from the first sheet by the cutting part;
a retracting mechanism arranged to upwardly retract the second conveying part from the conveying path; and
a deflecting plate for deflecting the first sheet away from the conveying path while the first sheet is conveyed by the first conveying part, the deflecting plate being moved together with the second conveying part by the retracting mechanism, wherein
when a first length in the conveying, direction of the margin to be cut off is shorter than a predetermined distance between the cutting part and the second conveying part, the first sheet is fed to the cutting part by the first conveying part while the second conveying part is kept positioned at the conveying path, and the margin is cut off from the first sheet by the cutting part, and
when a second length is equal to or longer than. the predetermined distance, the first sheet is fed to the cutting part by the first conveying, part after the second conveying part is retracted from the conveying path by the retracting mechanism, and the margin is cut off from the first sheet by the cutting part, and wherein
the deflecting plate is apart from the conveying path when the second conveying part stays at the conveying path, and
the deflecting plate stays at the conveying path when the second conveying part is apart from the conveying path.

US Pat. No. 10,189,666

SHEET TRAY AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A sheet tray comprising:a first tray including:
a first surface extending in a first direction and a second direction orthogonal to the first direction; and
a first guide portion extending along the first surface in the first direction;
a second tray including:
a second surface extending parallel to the first surface; and
a second guide portion slidably engaging the first guide portion, the second tray being configured to move between a stored position where the second surface overlaps the first surface of the first tray in an orthogonal direction to the first surface and an extended position where an overlap between the first surface and the second surface is smaller in the first direction than the overlap between the first surface and the second surface with the second tray at the stored position; and
a third tray including a third surface extending parallel to the second surface, the third tray being pivotally supported by the second surface of the second tray via a pivot shaft extending in the orthogonal direction, the third tray being pivotable about the pivot shaft between a first stowed position where the third surface overlaps the second surface in the orthogonal direction and a first extended position where an overlap between the third surface and the second surface is smaller than the overlap between the third surface and the second surface when the third tray is at the first stowed position,
wherein one of the first tray and the third tray includes a columnar portion extending in the orthogonal direction, the columnar portion protruding toward the other of the first tray and the third tray in an area where, when the second tray is located at the stored position and the third tray is located at the first stowed position, the first tray overlaps the third tray in the orthogonal direction, and
wherein the other of the first tray and the third tray includes a cutout shaped along a path where the columnar portion moves when the third tray moves from the first stowed position to the first extended position.

US Pat. No. 10,189,658

STACKING DEVICE FOR STACKING VALUE DOCUMENTS

1. A stacking apparatus for stacking value documents which are individually transported to the stacking apparatus by a transport system along a transport path at a transport velocity, the stacking apparatus comprising:a stack deposit device for receiving a stack of the value documents, and
a braking device for braking the value documents which were individually transported to the stacking apparatus by the transport system, wherein the braking device is arranged immediately before the stack deposit device along the transport path of the value documents,whereinthe braking device has a transport shaft and a braking shaft oriented parallel thereto, between which the respective value document is transported through,
on the transport shaft there is mounted at least one driving roller, which is firmly mounted on the transport shaft, and there is mounted at least one roller rotatably supported on the transport shaft, and
on the braking shaft there is mounted at least one cam roller, which is firmly mounted on the braking shaft, and there is mounted at least one eccentric roller,
wherein the at least one eccentric roller has an eccentric core firmly mounted on the braking shaft in an eccentric position, and
wherein a cam of the cam roller and the eccentric core of the eccentric roller are mounted on the braking shaft at a mutual angular offset such that by a rotation of the braking shaft it can be attained that
the cam of the cam roller can be brought into engagement with the opposing rotatably supported roller so that a value document transported through therebetween is clamped between the cam of the cam roller and the rotatably supported roller.

US Pat. No. 10,189,648

FLEXIBLE AUGER CONVEYOR

RECOVER ENERGY SERVICES I...

1. An auger conveyor apparatus particularly adapted for conveying materials from a first point to at least one additional second point comprising,at least one section of auger flighting attached to a rotation resistant flexible wire rope shaft section,
an elongated conduit at least partially surrounding the at least one section of auger flighting creating a housing for the auger flighting, the conduit including at least one flighting inlet section and at least one flighting outlet section extending along the length of the conduit and at least one end wall,
the conveyor capable of having more than one axis of travel over the entirety of the length of the conduit,
at least one first bearing at or near the inlet and/or outlet section,
the at least one bearing capable of being attached to a rigid drive shaft operatively attached to the flexible wire rope shaft section, and
a mechanical rotation power source connected to the rigid drive shaft capable of causing the flighting and shaft to simultaneously rotate about the more than one axis of travel,
including at least one button compressed against the flexible wire rope shaft section creating a solid point to which the auger flighting is attached,
wherein the button is steel and is capable of being used as a point of contact for a hangar bearing to suspend the button and wire rope section within the conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,189,635

ADJUSTABLE TILTING PACKAGING BOX FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL MODULE

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. An adjustable tilting packaging box for liquid crystal module, which comprises:a box; and
a support rack, adapted to carry a liquid crystal module thereon, the supporting rack being connected to a bottom of the box through a support element;
wherein the support element comprises at least an adjustment mechanism, which is connected to a side of the support rack and is height-adjustable, wherein the adjustment mechanism comprises a support pillar and a pull rod, the pull rod having a first end extending through a hole formed in a sidewall of the box to outside of the box and an opposite, second end disposed with a plurality of levels corresponding to and supporting a lower end of the support pillar positioned thereon, wherein a movement of the pull rod with respect to the sidewall of the box changes the support pillar from a first one of the plurality of levels to a second, different one of the plurality of levels so as to realize multi-level adjustability of height of the support element for changing a position of the supporting rack connected to the support element to selectively set the liquid crystal module at an angular position corresponding to the position of the supporting rack.

US Pat. No. 10,189,599

BULK MATERIAL SHIPPING CONTAINER

Arrows Up, LLC, Arlingto...

1. A material shipping container comprising:a pallet;
a compartment mounted on the pallet, the compartment including:
a first top corner, a first bottom corner, and a first corner section extending from the first top corner to the first bottom corner, the first corner section including first and second upright walls extending in a first direction, and third and fourth upright walls extending in a second different direction;
a second top corner, a second bottom corner, and a second corner section extending from the second top corner to the second bottom corner, the second corner section including first and second upright walls extending in the first direction, and third and fourth upright walls extending in the second different direction;
a third top corner, a third bottom corner, and a third corner section extending from the third top corner to the third bottom corner, the third corner section including first and second upright walls extending in the first direction, and third and fourth upright walls extending in the second different direction;
a fourth top corner, a fourth bottom corner, and a fourth corner section extending from the fourth top corner to the fourth bottom corner, the fourth corner section including first and second upright walls extending in the first direction, and third and fourth upright walls extending in the second different direction;
a front exterior wall connected to the first corner section and the second corner section;
a back exterior wall connected to the third corner section and the fourth corner section;
a first exterior side wall connected to the second corner section and the third corner section;
a second exterior side wall connected to the first corner section and the fourth corner section;
a front exterior wall support bracket connected to an exterior side of the front exterior wall;
a back exterior wall support bracket connected to an exterior side of the back exterior wall;
a first side exterior wall support bracket connected to an exterior side of the first exterior side wall;
a second side exterior wall support bracket connected to an exterior side of the second exterior side wall;
a first nesting support positioned adjacent to the first top corner, the first nesting support defining a first opening extending through the first nesting support;
a second nesting support positioned adjacent to the second top corner, the second nesting support defining a second opening extending through the second nesting support;
a third nesting support positioned adjacent to the third top corner, the third nesting support defining a third opening extending through the third nesting support;
a fourth nesting support positioned adjacent to the fourth top corner, the fourth nesting support defining a fourth opening extending through the fourth nesting support, the first, second, third, and fourth nesting supports configured to at least partially support a pallet of another same material shipping container;
a top wall positioned above the front exterior wall, the back exterior wall, the first exterior side wall, and the second exterior side wall; and
an interior bottom wall including:
(i) a front downwardly angled section attached to the front exterior wall and having a lower edge adjacent to a material release opening at a bottom of the interior bottom wall,
(ii) a back downwardly angled section attached to the back exterior wall and having a lower edge adjacent to the material release opening at the bottom of the interior bottom wall,
(iii) a first side downwardly angled section attached to the first exterior side wall, the front downwardly angled section, and the back downwardly angled section, and having a lower edge adjacent to the material release opening at the bottom of the interior bottom wall, and
(iv) a second side downwardly angled section attached to the second exterior side wall, the front downwardly angled section, and the back downwardly angled section, and having a lower edge adjacent to the material release opening at the bottom of the interior bottom wall; and
a plurality of wedge shaped bottom wall supports that support each of the downwardly angled sections;
a material unloading assembly positioned below the interior bottom wall, the material unloading assembly including:
(i) spaced apart guide members, and
(ii) a slidable gate including a closure member and a downwardly extending engagable member attached to the closure member, the closure member slidable on the spaced apart guide members, the closure member slidable to an open position relative to the material release opening and slidable to a closed positioned relative to the material release opening; and
a material loading assembly attached to the top wall, the material loading assembly including a cover hingedly attached to the top wall and movable from a closed position relative to an opening in the top wall and to an open position relative to the opening in the top wall, the cover remaining hingedly attached to the top wall in the open position.

US Pat. No. 10,189,593

MACHINE AND METHOD FOR PACKAGING ARTICLES

CT PACK S.R.L., Valsamog...

1. A machine for packaging articles comprising:a fixed frame;
a feeding device for feeding a film to a packaging station, where the film is used to wrap the articles,
a conveyor line by which the articles are directed to the packaging station;
a sealing unit, located in the packaging station, movable relative to the fixed frame and also comprising two sealing elements movable relative to each other between a spaced-apart position and a close-together position where the two sealing elements cooperate to seal the film interposed between the two sealing elements;
a first movement device for moving the sealing unit and comprising a first motor fixed to the fixed frame;
a second movement device for moving the sealing unit and comprising a second motor fixed to the fixed frame, the second motor being operatively coupled to at least one of the two sealing elements,
wherein the first movement device comprises a first articulated arm and the second movement device comprises a second articulated arm;
a control unit operatively connected to the first motor and to the second motor in order to drive the first motor and second motor in a predetermined relationship to move the two sealing elements relative to each other and relative to the fixed frame;
wherein the sealing unit comprises a movable frame which is movable, relative to the fixed frame, along a feed direction of the articles and which carries the two sealing elements;
wherein the second movement device comprises a rocker hinged to the movable frame to rotate with respect to the movable frame about a pivot point,
wherein the second articulated arm comprises a first member and a second member which are movable relative to each other, the first member being connected to the second motor to be carried in rotation and the second member being hinged to the rocker at a position different from the pivot point, so that the rocker is carried in rotation relative to the movable frame and about the pivot point,
the rocker being coupled to at least one of the two sealing elements in order to move the two sealing elements from the spaced-apart position to the close-together position and vice versa,
wherein the second movement device comprises a first rod which is operatively coupled to a first sealing element of the two sealing elements and to the rocker to move the first sealing element when the rocker is carried in rotation about the pivot point, and a second rod which is operatively coupled to a second sealing element of the two sealing elements and to the rocker to move the second sealing element when the rocker is carried in rotation about the pivot point;
wherein the second movement device comprises a guide associated with the movable frame to guide the movement of the first and second sealing elements relative to each other;
wherein the first motor is driven in a first rotation direction to move the movable frame in a first direction along a predetermined axis of movement parallel to the feed direction, and the first motor is driven in a second rotation direction, opposite to the first rotation direction, to move the movable frame along the predetermined axis of movement in a second direction opposite to the first direction; and
wherein the second motor is driven in a third rotation direction to move the sealing elements from the spaced-apart position to the close-together position, and the second motor is driven in a fourth rotation direction to move the sealing elements from the close-together position to the spaced-apart position;
wherein the first motor is an electric motor, having a rotatable first shaft and the second motor is an electric motor having a rotatable second shaft;
wherein the first articulated arm comprises a first member and a second member of fixed length hinged to each other, the first member of the first articulated arm being fixedly connected to the first shaft and the second member of the first articulated arm being rotatably attached to the movable frame;
wherein the first member and the second member of the second articulated arm are of fixed length and the first member of the second articulated arm is fixedly connected to the second shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,189,534

SUSPENSION CONTROL FOR A HUMAN-POWERED TWO-WHEELED VEHICLE AND METHOD

DT Swiss Inc., Grand Jun...

1. A chassis controller for an at least partially human-powered two-wheeled vehicle, comprising:a control device and at least one memory device connected to said control device;
at least one controllable shock absorber having two connecting units disposed to move relative to one another;
at least one sensor device for acquiring measurement data sets relating to a relative movement of said connecting units with respect to one another;
a filter device connected to said at least one sensor device and configured for pre-processing the measurement data sets;
wherein at least one data set, derived from a measurement data set acquired with said sensor device during the relative movement of said connecting units is stored in said memory device;
an analysis device connected to said memory device and configured to analyze at least one stored data set and to determine a filter parameter set based on an analysis result and to derive a control data set from the measurement data set with a filter parameter set; and
wherein said control device controls said shock absorber with the control data set.

US Pat. No. 10,189,514

AERODYNAMIC TRUCKING SYSTEMS

Strehl, LLC, Scottsdale,...

1. An aerodynamic fairing assembly for attachment to a trailer of a tractor-trailer comprising a top, bottom, front, rear, a pair of sides, wheels having tires and brakes, and a trailer frame comprising transverse structural support members extending between sides of the trailer, and having at least one rear wheel assembly situated below the trailer frame, the aerodynamic fairing assembly comprising:a side skirt fairing comprising an inner surface and an outer surface;
a transition located aft of the side skirt fairing;
a vented skirt fairing located aft of the transition comprising at least one longitudinal vent configured to allow air to flow therethrough, wherein the vented skirt fairing extends outwardly of a side of a trailer envelope to accommodate the wheels; and
one or more mounting brackets configured to couple the side skirt fairing, the transition, and the vented skirt fairing to one or more or of the transverse structural support members.

US Pat. No. 10,189,510

STAKE POCKET INSERT

1. A stake pocket insert structured to be positionable in a stake pocket of a vehicle cargo bed side wall, the stake pocket insert comprising:a stake receptacle defining a stake-receiving cavity,
a mounting member secured to the stake receptacle and structured to define an opening leading from an exterior of the stake pocket insert into the stake-receiving cavity; and
a stake securement mechanism mounted along a first portion of the stake pocket insert, wherein the stake securement mechanism is structured to be operable to press against a stake positioned in the stake-receiving cavity so as to bias the stake against a bearing surface, so as to secure the stake within the stake receptacle between the stake securement mechanism and the bearing surface.

US Pat. No. 10,189,507

VEHICLE BODY FRONT STRUCTURE

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...

1. A vehicle body front structure in which a pair of front side frames are provided on left and right sides of the vehicle, an upper member is provided on an upper outer side of each front side frame, and a front bulkhead is connected to the pair of front side frames and a pair of upper members,wherein the front bulkhead comprises:
a side stay made of a resin and connected to a front end of the front side frame;
an upper side beam made of a metal, extending from the side stay to the upper member, and having a rear end connected to the upper member;
an upper beam made of a metal and detachably connected to the side stay in a state in which an end is overlaid on a front end of the front side frame above the side stay; and
a hood lock device provided on the upper beam and configured to lock a striker of a hood,
wherein on the upper beam,
the upper member extends from an upper side of the front side frame to a front side of a vehicle body so as to be curved downward, and a front end of the hood is arranged above the front bulkhead,
wherein the vehicle body front structure further comprises:
a headlight provided under the hood and on the front side of the front bulkhead in the vehicle body; and
a fender with a front end provided under a rear end of the headlight,
wherein a positioning bracket is provided on a convex curved portion extending to be curved downward of the upper beam,
wherein the positioning bracket comprises:
a reference surface arranged substantially horizontally above the curved portion and including a front bulkhead attachment reference hole, a headlight attachment reference hole, a hood attachment reference hole, and a fender attachment reference hole;
a front leg portion extending from a front end of the reference surface downward to the curved portion and joined to the curved portion; and
a rear leg portion formed to be shorter than a leg length of the front leg portion and joined to the curved portion in a state in which the rear leg portion extends from a rear end of the reference surface downward to the curved portion, and
wherein the reference surface is supported above the curved portion by the front leg portion and the rear leg portion.

US Pat. No. 10,189,489

OFFLINE VARIABLE MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MPUS OF AN EMU TRAIN

CRRC QINGDAO SIFANG ROLLI...

1. An offline variable monitoring system for central control units of an electric multiple unit train, comprising a main control unit, a serial port unit, an Ethernet interface, a TF card interface and a status indicator, wherein the serial port unit, the Ethernet interface, the TF card interface and the status indicator are all electrically connected to the main control unit; the serial port unit comprises four serial ports which are separately connected to four central control units of the electric multiple unit train; the main control unit is connected to a PC via the Ethernet interface, and a configuration software corresponding to the monitoring system is provided inside the PC; and the main control unit is connected to a TF expansion card via the TF card interface, an MAP file and a configuration file are stored in the TF expansion card, and the main control unit records monitored offline variable values into the TF expansion card; wherein the offline variable values are real-time logic control variables, and are able to be recorded into the TF expansion card for downloading and storing.

US Pat. No. 10,189,481

SOCIAL NETWORK SERVICE (SNS) SERVER FOR PROVIDING PROFILE INFORMATION OF MOBILE DEVICE USER

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A social network service (SNS) server connectable to a first mobile device of a first user and a second mobile device of a second user through a communication network, the SNS server storing a first profile information of the first user and providing the first profile information to the second mobile device upon request, the SNS server comprising:a communication device configured to receive a driving state of the first user and receive a profile information change request from the first mobile device when the first mobile device is connected to a vehicle device in a vehicle; and
a processor configured to:
search a content which represents the driving state of the first user in response to receiving the profile information change request from the first mobile device, the content including at least one of an image, a picture, a message, music, and a moving image;
store the searched content in a storage as a second profile information of the first user; and
provide the stored content to the second mobile device through the communication device upon request from the second mobile device, such that the second user determines a response state of the first user to a phone call or a message without the first user changing a profile information while driving,
wherein the processor is further configured to recover the second profile information back to the first profile information which is an original profile information of the first user, in response to receiving a profile information recovery request from the first mobile device through the communication device when the first mobile device is disconnected from the vehicle device.

US Pat. No. 10,189,465

CONTROL METHOD FOR HYBRID VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A control method for a vehicle, in which an engine and first and second motor generators are connected to a planetary gear set to continuously change a gear ratio, the method comprising:a shifting request check step of checking whether there is a request for shifting in the vehicle based on an acceleration pedal depression extent and a vehicle speed by a shifting control device;
a target engine speed determination step of determining a target engine speed based on the vehicle speed and a gear ratio of a pseudo target gear stage by a target engine speed determiner when the request for shifting is found to have been received as a result of the shifting request check step; and
an engine speed control step of controlling an engine speed to follow the target engine speed by determining an engine speed control torque based on a difference between the target engine speed and a current engine speed and by applying the determined engine speed control torque to the first motor generator, after the target engine speed determination step,
wherein the pseudo target gear stage is achieved by changing torque from the first and second motor generators after the engine speed control step;
a required torque determination step of determining driver-requested torque based on the acceleration pedal depression extent and a brake pedal depression extent by a driver-requested torque determiner in the shifting request check step;
an engine torque determination step of determining a target engine torque based on the target engine speed and a high-voltage battery SOC by an engine operation point determiner after the target engine speed determination step; and
an engine torque control step of operating the engine with the target engine torque determined by the engine operation point determiner after the engine torque determination step,
wherein the engine speed control step is performed after the engine torque control step.

US Pat. No. 10,189,453

COASTING GUIDANCE TIMING AND DRIVE FORCE ADJUSTMENT

1. A coasting guidance system for controlling a coasting deceleration drive force that affects a deceleration of a vehicle when the vehicle coasts, comprising:an electronic control unit configured to:
determine a location of a stop event,
determine a braking location and a target speed where when a brake is depressed an applied braking power is less than or equal to a regenerative power limit and the brake stops the vehicle at the location of the stop event,
determine an ideal coasting location based on the braking location,
determine an actual coasting location where the vehicle begins coasting, and
determine the coasting deceleration drive force that affects the deceleration of the vehicle based on the braking location, the target speed, the actual coasting location, and the ideal coasting location; and
a transmission configured to decelerate the vehicle to the target speed at the braking location using the coasting deceleration force.

US Pat. No. 10,189,409

VEHICLE INTERIOR REARVIEW MIRROR ASSEMBLY WITH ACTUATOR

MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA,...

1. An interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle, said interior rearview mirror assembly comprising:a mounting structure configured for mounting at an interior portion of a vehicle;
wherein the interior portion of the vehicle is at an interior surface of a windshield of the vehicle;
a housing;
a frameless reflective element disposed at said housing;
wherein, with said mounting structure mounted at the interior portion of the vehicle, said housing and the frameless reflective element are tandemly and pivotally adjustable about said mounting structure via a single ball joint to provide a desired rearward field of view to a driver of the vehicle;
wherein said single ball joint allows for manual adjustment of said housing and the frameless reflective element in tandem about said mounting structure;
a user input actuatable by the driver of the vehicle when said mounting structure is mounted at the interior portion of the vehicle and when the driver is driving the vehicle;
a motorized actuator operable responsive to actuation of said user input;
wherein said motorized actuator is operable to tilt the frameless reflective element and said housing in tandem about a horizontal axis; and
wherein, responsive to actuation of said motorized actuator responsive to said user input, said motorized actuator tandemly tilts the frameless reflective element and said housing about the horizontal axis to orientate an outermost front surface of the frameless reflective element more towards the driver or more away from the driver.

US Pat. No. 10,189,386

SEAT BELT COVER

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...

1. A seat for a motor vehicle, comprising:a seat base;
a seat back extending upwardly from a rear portion of the seat base;
a seat belt, a portion of the seat belt stored in the seat back;
an emergency locking retractor in an outboard side of the seat back, the seat belt being threaded through the emergency locking retractor; and
a cover covering the emergency locking retractor and the portion of the seat belt stored in the seat back, comprising:
a first cover piece covering a first side of the emergency locking retractor and the portion of the seat belt stored in the seat back; and
a second cover piece covering a second side of the emergency locking retractor and the portion of the seat belt stored in the seat back wherein a first portion of the second cover piece is styled in a shape of a seat trim and forms a portion of an exterior of the seat back, and a second portion of the second cover piece is covered by the exterior of the seat back.

US Pat. No. 10,189,385

VEHICLE SEAT

1. A vehicle seat comprising:a seat part having a seat surface for a seat occupant, said seat part comprising two side parts between which a cross tube extends along a pivot axis; and
an adjustment mechanism comprising a plurality of rockers which are pivotably coupled to said seat part,
said cross tube being divided into a long tube element and at least a first short tube element,
said long tube element having a tube section extending along a longitudinal direction between said two side parts of said seat part and being inserted into first and second openings of said side parts,
said first short tube element having a tube section extending along a longitudinal direction and two bead sections formed on the short tube element at a certain axial distance to each other and radially protruding with respect to the tube section,
said first short tube element being connected in a torsionally locked manner both to a first end of said long tube element and to a first rocker of the plurality of rockers,
said first rocker having a planar section and a first opening formed in the planar section, wherein the first short tube element extends through the first opening with the bead sections abutting the planar section of the first rocker for axially fixing the first short tube element to the first rocker, which is arranged between said two bead sections, and
a front end of said first short tube element, which faces a first side part of said two side parts and abuts said first side part, forming a spacer between said first side part and said first rocker.

US Pat. No. 10,189,370

ELECTRICAL SOURCE CONTROL APPARATUS FOR CONVERTER SWITCH TEMPERATURE CONTROL

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. An electrical source control apparatus which is configured to control an electrical source system,the electrical source system comprising:
a first electricity storage apparatus;
a second electricity storage apparatus; and
an electrical power converter having a plurality of switching elements including at least four switching elements which are electrically connected in series, each of the plurality of switching elements being located in both of a first electrical power conversion path and a second electrical power conversion path, the first electrical conversion path passing through the first electricity storage apparatus and being used to perform an electrical power conversion with the first electricity storage apparatus, the second electrical conversion path passing through the second electricity storage apparatus and being used to perform an electrical power conversion with the second electricity storage apparatus,
the electrical source control apparatus comprising a controller,
the controller being programmed to:
select one switching element from at least two switching elements of the plurality of switching elements, the at least two switching elements constituting an upper arm or lower arm that is selected from the plurality of switching elements to perform the electrical power conversion with one of the first and second electricity storage apparatuses in a single operation mode based on a determination to perform the electrical power conversion with a selected one of the first and the second electricity storage apparatuses; and
control the electrical power converter to change a switching state of the selected one switching element while keeping a switching state of another one of the at least two switching elements which is different from the selected one switching element in an ON state to perform the electrical power conversion with the selected one of the first and the second electricity storage apparatus,
the controller being programmed to newly select the one switching element from the at least two switching elements and perform the electrical power conversion with the at least two switching elements such that a difference between temperatures of the at least two switching elements when the switching state of the newly selected one switching element is changed is smaller than the difference between the temperatures of the at least two switching elements when the switching state of the selected one switching element continues to be changed, when it is determined that a temperature of at least one of the at least two switching elements satisfies a predetermined condition.

US Pat. No. 10,189,362

VEHICLE CHARGING STATION HAVING DEGRADED ENERGY STORAGE UNITS FOR CHARGING AN INCOMING VEHICLE AND METHODS THEREOF

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...

1. A charging station comprising:at least one energy storage unit; and
a controller determining a time before a vehicle arrives at the charging station and calculating a power to be supplied by the at least one energy storage unit and a power to be supplied by a power grid based on the time before the vehicle arrives at the charging station, wherein the at least one energy storage unit is powered based on a predetermined table having percentage and kilowatt hour fills for each of the at least one energy storage unit.

US Pat. No. 10,189,353

ON-VEHICLE STRUCTURE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. An on-vehicle structure comprising:a motor unit including a housing and a motor for traveling housed in the housing; and
a power control unit configured to drive the motor, the power control unit mounted in a front space of a vehicle, the power control unit fixed by a front bracket and a rear bracket above the housing, a space being defined between a lower surface of the power control unit and the housing, the rear bracket configured to support a rear side of the power control unit on the housing, the front bracket configured to support a front side of the power control unit on the housing, the front bracket including:
a base section fixed to the housing; and
a support section extending from the base section to the power control unit, the support section configured to contact with the housing before the lower surface of the power control unit contacts with an upper surface of the housing when the support section is collapsed rearward by a load applied to the power control unit from front, wherein
T is a length from a coupling point between the support section and the base section to a front end of the lower surface of the power control unit, T satisfies a relationship G>T·{sin(B)?sin(A)} in a side view of the power control unit and the housing,
where A is an angle defined by a first linear line with respect to a reference line, the first linear line passes through the coupling point and the front end of the power control unit when the support section is collapsed and contacts with the housing, and the reference line is parallel to the lower surface of the power control unit before collapse of the support section and passes through the coupling point,
B is an angle defined by a second linear line with respect to the reference line, the second linear line passes through the coupling point and the front end of the power control unit before the support section is collapsed, and
G is a gap of the space between the lower surface of the power control unit and a power cable terminal before the collapse of the support section.

US Pat. No. 10,189,345

CONTROL OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE AND ROTATING ELECTRICAL MACHINE FOR VEHICLE

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...

1. A vehicle comprising:an internal combustion engine;
a transmission;
a clutch interposed between the internal combustion engine and the transmission;
a first rotating electrical machine connected to a first wheel via the clutch;
a second rotating electrical machine connected to a second wheel or the first wheel without going through the clutch;
an electric power storage device that supplies electric power to the first rotating electrical machine and the second rotating electrical machine; and
a power controller that controls power of the internal combustion engine, the first rotating electrical machine, and the second rotating electrical machine,
wherein the power controller, when adding additional power to the power of the internal combustion engine, allocates the electric power to the second rotating electrical machine with priority over the first rotating electrical machine to generate power by the second rotating electrical machine with priority over the first rotating electrical machine,
wherein the power controller controls the power of the internal combustion engine and the second rotating electrical machine such that sum of the power of the internal combustion engine and the power of the second rotating electrical machine exceeds maximum transmission power of the clutch.

US Pat. No. 10,189,339

TONNEAU COVER SYSTEM FOR A CARGO BED OF A VEHICLE

Rugged Liner, Inc., Owos...

1. A tonneau cover system comprising:a first side rail;
a second side rail, where each of the first side rail and the second side rail are adapted to be mounted to a vehicle; and
a plurality of panels coupled to the first side rail and the second side rail, where the plurality of panels comprise:
a first panel;
a second panel spaced from said first panel;
a third panel adjacent said second panel;
a spacer bar disposed between said first panel and the second panel with said spacer bar being fixed to said first side rail and said second side rail, the spacer bar including a channel;
a mounting mechanism connected to the spacer bar, the mounting mechanism including:
a housing disposed within the channel of the spacer bar, the housing having an opening and a closed end;
a bracket pivotably connected to the housing so that the bracket is movable between a locked position where a portion of the bracket is located proximate to the closed end and a stowed position where a portion of the bracket is located within the opening;
wherein said first panel is pivotally coupled to said spacer bar to enable said first panel to pivot relative to said spacer bar while said spacer bar remains fixed to said first side rail and said second side rail;
wherein said third panel is pivotally coupled to said second panel to enable said third panel to pivot relative to said second panel and to permit said third panel to be located over said second panel while said spacer bar remains fixed to said side rails to define an intermediate folded position of said tonneau cover system; and
a hinge assembly mounted between said second panel and said spacer bar to enable said second panel and said third panels to pivot relative to said spacer bar as a unit from said intermediate folded position to a final folded position located over said spacer bar and a portion of said first panel while said spacer bar remains fixed to said first side rails and said second side rail.

US Pat. No. 10,189,327

SPRING MODULE WITH NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE STIFFNESS SPRINGS

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A strut assembly for a suspension corner employed in a vehicle having a vehicle body and a road wheel, the strut assembly comprising:a damper; and
an elastic unit having at least one spring module acting in concert with the damper to suspend the vehicle body relative to the road wheel, wherein the at least one spring module has a positive stiffness spring arranged in parallel with a negative stiffness spring;
wherein the positive stiffness spring is a Belleville spring segment and the negative stiffness spring is a buckling beam segment.

US Pat. No. 10,189,321

AIR MAINTENANCE TIRE SYSTEM COMPONENT PROTECTOR

1. A protector for components of an air maintenance tire system, the components of the air maintenance tire system including an annular air tube being mounted to a tire, a mounting member being secured to a sidewall of the tire and connected to the annular air tube, and at least one flexible connecting tube extending between the mounting member and a valve housing to enable fluid communication between the annular air tube and the valve housing, the protector comprising:a first end disposed proximate a connection of the at least one connecting tube to the mounting member and being secured to the mounting member;
a second end disposed proximate the valve housing and being secured to the valve housing, whereby the protector covers at least an outboard surface of the at least one connecting tube for a length of the connecting tube extending between the mounting member and the valve housing; and
a mid-portion disposed between the first end and the second end, the protector being formed with a taper extending from the first end to the mid-portion, and with a taper extending from the second end to the mid-portion.

US Pat. No. 10,189,309

WHEEL BEARING ASSEMBLY

ILJIN GLOBAL CO., LTD., ...

1. A wheel bearing assembly, comprising:a wheel hub fastened to a vehicle wheel so as to rotate as a unit and having a ring-shaped fastening portion; and
a brake disc having a ring-shaped fastening portion fastened to the fastening portion of the wheel hub,
wherein the fastening portion of the wheel hub protrudes radially outward, the fastening portion of the brake disc protrudes radially inward, and the fastening portion of the wheel hub and the fastening portion of the brake disc are fastened to each other while being axially overlapped,
wherein the wheel hub includes a cylindrical portion and a flange portion formed to extend radially outward from the cylindrical portion and to continuously extend in a circumferential direction, and
wherein the fastening portion of the wheel hub is formed at a radial outer edge of the flange portion so as to protrude radially outward.

US Pat. No. 10,189,279

LIQUID DISCHARGE APPARATUS AND MEDIUM FLATTENING METHOD

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A medium flattening method when a medium is transported by being adhered to an adhesive layer which is on a surface of a transport belt, the method comprising:detecting a presence or absence of floating being generated in the medium on the transport belt using a first sensor;
executing a process for flattening to flatten the floating in the medium in the case where the floating exists;
confirming whether or not the floating in the medium is eliminated by executing the process for the flattening using a second sensor; and
transporting the medium, where the floating is eliminated using the process for the flattening, to a liquid discharge region of a liquid discharge section,
the executing of the process for the flattening including executing the process for the flattening with regard to the medium and liquid discharge with regard to the medium in parallel,
the process for the flattening being executed by moving a pressure roller that adheres the medium to the adhesive layer along a transport direction of the medium in an area between the first sensor and the second sensor in the transport direction.

US Pat. No. 10,189,275

TREATMENT SEGMENT WITH A COUPLING SECTION AND DEVICE FOR PRINTING CONTAINERS

KHS GmbH, Dortmund (DE)

1. A treatment segment for printing on containers, said treatment segment comprising a coupling section for securing said treatment segment on a revolving and drivable transport element such that said treatment segment can be exchanged, wherein said treatment segment comprises at least one of a retention-and-centering unit for securing a container on said treatment segment and a receiver for retaining and releasing a retention-and-centering unit, wherein said coupling section is a component of a support structure that runs, at least in sections, in an interior of said treatment segment enclosed by a housing, and wherein said housing is retained, at least indirectly, on said support structure, wherein said support structure comprises at least one first coupling-element on which at least two spaced apart bearing sections are formed, wherein said bearing sections each have pairs of bearing surfaces that are configured such that an alignment of said treatment segment in relation to the transport element takes place through said bearing surfaces in two orthogonal spatial directions.

US Pat. No. 10,189,264

LIQUID SUPPLY UNIT

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid supply unit configured to be attachable to and detachable from a liquid ejection device that comprises an electrode assembly and an engaged part, the liquid supply unit comprising:a lower wall having a liquid supply port;
an upper wall opposed to the lower wall;
a first vertical wall intersecting the lower wall and the upper wall;
a second vertical wall intersecting the lower wall and the upper wall and opposed to the first vertical wall;
a third vertical wall intersecting the lower wall, the upper wall, the first vertical wall and the second vertical wall;
a fourth vertical wall intersecting the lower wall, the upper wall, the first vertical wall and the second vertical wall and opposed to the third vertical wall;
an inclined surface extending outward and upward from the second vertical wall such that the second vertical wall has a vertically extending section below the inclined surface;
a plurality of contact portions arrayed in an array direction on the inclined surface, the contact portions being electrically connectable with the electrode assembly; and
an engagement part that is engageable with the engaged part,
wherein the engagement part is located above the inclined surface on the second vertical wall.

US Pat. No. 10,189,261

LIQUID DISCHARGE APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WIPING LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid discharge apparatus comprising:a wiper;
a wiping surface configured to be wiped with the wiper;
a plurality of nozzles provided in the wiping surface;
a drive element for discharging liquids from the nozzles; and
a moving mechanism configured to cause the wiper and the wiping surface to relatively move,
wherein, in a moving direction of the wiper with respect to the wiping surface, a distance between an edge of the wiping surface on an upstream side in the moving direction and the nozzle disposed on the most upstream side is shorter than a distance between an edge of the wiping surface on a downstream side in the moving direction and the nozzle disposed on the most downstream side,
wherein the wiping surface has a first region in which the nozzles are arranged and a second region in which no nozzles are arranged,
wherein the wiper is configured to move with respect to the wiping surface at a slower speed in the second region than in the first region,
wherein the wiper is shorter in length in a direction intersecting with the moving direction than a length of the wiping surface in the direction intersecting with the moving direction, and
wherein the wiper relatively moves a plurality of times from the edge of the wiping surface on the upstream side to the edge of the wiping surface on the downstream side, for wiping the wiping surface.

US Pat. No. 10,189,245

METHOD AND AN ASSEMBLY FOR SUBLIMATION TRANSFER PRINTING

SPGPrints B.V., Boxmeer ...

1. A method for sublimation transfer printing comprising in sequence the continuous steps of:feeding a web of carrier from a feed mechanism in a machine direction to a carrier transport unit of a sublimation transfer printer provided with multiple digital printing stations,
synchronizing the speed of carrier with the movement of said transport unit;
positioning carrier on said transport unit;
depositing sublimation ink or inks onto carrier whilst synchronizing the speed of carrier with the deposition of the sublimation ink or inks;
removing carrier from transport unit and passing carrier with deposited sublimation ink or inks together with a web of substrate material to be printed from a feed mechanism through a heat press at sublimation conditions,
transferring the sublimation ink or inks onto the substrate material, and
collecting the printed substrate material and used carrier from outlet,
wherein the digital printing stations extend transversally to the machine direction and cover the width of carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,189,239

ABILITY TO THREE-DIMENSIONALLY PRINT AN APERTURE MASK ON A MULTI SPECTRAL FILTER ARRAY

MATERION CORPORATION, Ma...

7. A three-dimensional inkjet printer, comprising:a tray comprising a vacuum chuck configured to support an associated prefabricated multi-spectral optical filter array; and
a print block, comprising:
at least one inkjet head in fluid communication with a reservoir for storing associated photopolymer resin, the at least one inkjet head configured to deposit the associated photopolymer resin onto a surface of the prefabricated multi-spectral optical filter array forming an aperture mask thereon, and
at least one ultraviolet lamp for illuminating deposited photopolymer resin on the surface of the prefabricated multi-spectral optical filter array, wherein the vacuum chuck is further configured to locate a start position of the at least one inkjet head relative to the prefabricated multi-spectral optical filter array,
wherein the prefabricated multi-spectral optical filter array comprises a plurality of optical filter elements of different optical filter types, the optical filter elements having slanted sidewalls, the optical filter elements bonded together at the slanted sidewalls to form an optical filter array.

US Pat. No. 10,189,197

SOFT AND VELVET TOUCH BARRIER LAMINATE

ESSEL PROPACK LIMITED, M...

1. A soft and velvet touch barrier laminate comprising:(a) a printable layer comprising a polypropylene elastomer;
(b) a core layer adjacent to the printable layer;
(c) a laminating layer adjacent to the core layer;
(d) a barrier layer between first and second bond layers, wherein the first bond layer is between the laminating layer and the barrier layer; and
(e) an inner polyethylene (PE) layer adjacent to the second bond layer which is in contact with the barrier layer;
wherein said polypropylene elastomer has Vicat softening temperature in the range of 60° C. to 90° C., wherein the printable layer further comprises high density polyethylene (HDPE); an anti-block additive; and a colorant.

US Pat. No. 10,189,192

DECORATIVE FOAM AND METHOD

NIKE, INC., Beaverton, O...

1. A foam midsole made by a method comprising:infusing a plurality of articles comprising a thermoplastic elastomer with a supercritical fluid, wherein the articles are pellets, beads, or particles;
removing the plurality of articles from the supercritical fluid, and either
(i) immersing the plurality of articles in a heated fluid to foam the plurality of articles, making a plurality of dyed foamed articles or
(ii) irradiating the plurality of articles with infrared or microwave radiation to foam the plurality of articles, making the plurality of dyed foamed articles;
wherein each of the plurality of dyed foamed articles include a first skin having a first skin thickness;
arranging the plurality of dyed foamed articles in a midsole mold; and
molding the plurality of dyed foamed articles together to form the foam midsole, the foam midsole including regions formed of the first skin of the each of the plurality of dyed foamed articles within the foam midsole and, on a molded outer surface of the foam midsole, a second skin having a second skin thickness;
wherein the plurality of dyed foamed articles are dyed during at least one of the infusing step and the immersing step, wherein dyeing the plurality of articles during the infusing step comprises infusing the plurality of articles with a supercritical fluid that has a dye dispersed or dissolved in the supercritical fluid such that the plurality of dyed foamed articles are made, and wherein dyeing the plurality of articles during the immersing step comprises immersing the plurality of articles in a heated fluid wherein the heated fluid is a heated fluid that contains a dye solution, such that the plurality of dyed foamed articles are made.

US Pat. No. 10,189,191

COLLECTION OF PROCESS DATA USING IN-SITU SENSORS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A system for molding a composite layup inside an autoclave, comprising:a mold tool;
a vacuum bag sealed to the mold tool and having a plurality of openings therein at different sensing locations on the vacuum bag;
a plurality of first MEMS vacuum pressure sensors attached to the vacuum bag and respectively coupled through the openings to an interior of the vacuum bag;
at least one opening in the mold tool;
a second MEMS vacuum pressure sensor mounted within the opening in the mold tool and configured to sense either a vacuum pressure or a fluid pressure inside the at least one opening in the mold tool; and
a processor configured to be placed inside the autoclave and to collect and process pressures sensed by the plurality of first MEMS vacuum pressure sensors and the second MEMS vacuum pressure sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,189,184

METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING THREE-DIMENSIONAL DEVICES AND DEVICES CREATED THEREBY

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

37. An assembly comprising:a metallic foil stack lamination mold; and
a cast component that fills a cavity of said metallic foil stack lamination mold, said cast component comprising a plurality of component surfaces, a predetermined component surface from said plurality of component surfaces having a predetermined surface condition;
wherein:
said cavity defines a single demolding opening for said mold;
said demolding opening defines a demolding direction in which said cast component is removable via said demolding opening from said cavity of said mold with damage to neither said cast component nor said mold;
said cavity defines a first cavity cross-sectional area that extends solely within a first cavity plane that is oriented perpendicularly to said demolding direction;
said cavity defines a second cavity cross-sectional area that extends solely within a second cavity plane that is oriented perpendicularly to said demolding direction;
said first cavity cross-sectional area is smaller than said second cavity cross-sectional area; and
said first cavity plane is closer to said demolding opening than said second cavity plane.

US Pat. No. 10,189,182

PROCESSING SYSTEM

DISCO Corporation, Toky...

1. A processing system comprising:a processing apparatus having functional units including a holding unit that holds a workpiece by a holding surface, a processing unit that processes the workpiece held by the holding unit, and a feed unit that moves the holding unit and the processing unit relatively;
a detecting unit that is provided for part or all of the functional units and detects any of vibration, current, voltage, load, speed, torque, pressure, temperature, flow rate, change in a taken image, and thickness of the workpiece; and
a data accumulating unit that accumulates information included in a signal output from the detecting unit as accumulated data,
the processing apparatus further comprising,
a determining unit that determines states of the functional units on the basis of the accumulated data in the data accumulating unit, and
a normal data storing unit that stores information included in a signal output from the detecting unit when the functional units are normal based on a predetermined condition as normal data;
the determining unit comparing the accumulated data in the data accumulating unit and the normal data stored in the normal data storing unit and determining the states of the functional units,
wherein the processing apparatus is a cutting apparatus including, as the processing unit, a cutting unit in which a cutting blade that carries out cutting processing of the workpiece held by the holding unit is mounted,
the cutting apparatus includes a vibration detecting unit that detects vibration of the cutting blade as the detecting unit,
information on vibration when cutting processing of the workpiece is carried out by the cutting blade is accumulated in the data accumulating unit as the accumulated data,
information on vibration when cutting processing of the workpiece is carried out by a proper cutting blade corresponding to the workpiece is stored in the normal data storing unit as the normal data, and
the determining unit compares the accumulated data in the data accumulating unit and the normal data stored in the normal data storing unit and determines whether or not cutting processing of the workpiece is normally carried out.

US Pat. No. 10,189,163

CONTROL APPARATUS, CONTROL SYSTEM, CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A control system comprising:a control apparatus; and
a control target controlled by the control apparatus, wherein
the control apparatus includes:
a control signal generation unit which generates a control signal;
an additional signal generation unit which generates an additional signal corresponding to the control signal generated by the control signal generating unit, the additional signal corresponding to the control signal being generated from by a predetermined arithmetic operation scheme;
a transmission unit which transmits a transmit signal including the control signal and the additional signal corresponding to the control signal to the control target via wireless communication; and
a communication switch which has a first communication disabled state and a communication enabled state, makes a transition from the first communication disabled state to the communication enabled state by a maneuver from outside, and returns to the first communication disabled state when released from the maneuver, the communication switch enabling wireless communication by the transmission unit during a period of being kept in the communication enabled state, and disabling wireless communication by the transmission unit during a period of being kept in the first communication disabled state, and
the control target includes:
an operation unit;
a reception unit which receives the transmit signal from the transmission unit and outputs a receive signal;
an operation control unit which controls the operation unit based on the control signal included in the receive signal as corresponding to the control signal in the transmit signal; and
a safety control unit which generates a new additional signal from the control signal in the receive signal by the predetermined arithmetic operation scheme, determines whether the newly-generated additional signal matches the additional signal included in the receive signal which includes the control signal used to generate the newly-generated additional signal, and forcibly controls operation of the operation unit when determining that the newly-generated additional signal does not match the additional signal.

US Pat. No. 10,189,162

MODEL GENERATION APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, MODEL GENERATION METHOD, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A model generation method for execution by a model generation apparatus, the model generation method comprising:inputting a three-dimensional shape model of a target object including (1) plane geometric features and (2) line geometric features;
setting a plurality of positions and orientations of a viewpoint, the viewpoint being used to observe the three-dimensional shape model of the target object, and sequentially selecting one of the plurality of positions and orientations of the viewpoint;
calculating, for the selected one of the plurality of positions and orientations of the viewpoint set in the setting and for the plane geometric features and the line geometric features, respectively, a degree of change of a relationship between image features of an image to be observed at the viewpoint and each of the plane geometric features and the line geometric features of the three-dimensional shape model when the selected position and orientation of the viewpoint or a position and orientation of the target object is changed; and
generating a hierarchical cluster of plane geometric features and a hierarchical cluster of line geometric features, separately, for the selected one of the plurality of positions and orientations of the viewpoint, by setting each of the plane geometric features and each of the line geometric features as an initial cluster in a lowest layer, and sequentially merging a pair of clusters in a current layer to generate a cluster in a higher layer based on similarity of the degree of change of the relationship calculated for the pair of clusters.

US Pat. No. 10,189,140

HAND-HELD MACHINE TOOL HAVING AN ELECTRONICALLY COMMUTATED ELECTRIC MOTOR AS DIRECT DRIVE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A hand-held machine tool, comprising:an electromotive drive; and
a machining tool having an outside diameter, wherein:
the electromotive drive has an electronically commutated electric motor and is configured to drive the machining tool, the electronically commutated electric motor having a rotation speed,
the electronically commutated electric motor has an outside diameter, and
a ratio of the outside diameter of the electronically commutated electric motor to a diameter of the machining tool is at most 0.42,
wherein a ratio of the rotation speed of the electronically commutated electric motor to the outside diameter of the machining tool is at most 28.5 rpm/mm.

US Pat. No. 10,189,138

SPECTACLE LENS MANUFACTURING SYSTEM, MANUFACTURING DEVICE, MANUFACTURING METHOD, MANUFACTURING INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, MANUFACTURING INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DEVICE, AND MANUFACTURING INFORMATION MANAGEMENT METHOD

HOYA CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A spectacle lens manufacturing system in which a relationship between a type of a spectacle frame, framing content and framing performed at either (i) one of a plurality of client sides that request a manufacture of a spectacle lens or (ii) a manufacturing side of the spectacle lens is converted to a matrix, the matrix comprising a size correction value corresponding to each framing content, each frame type, and the client or manufacturing side that performs the framing, and the framing content being a framing process describing actions performed during framing, the system comprising:an information memory part configured to store the matrix including the size correction value for a scheduled edging shape of a lens to be edged as a numerical value in the matrix;
an edging information acquisition part configured to acquire edging information calculated based on (i) client side information for manufacturing a spectacle lens, including spectacle lens information, prescription value information, frame information that includes information regarding a frame type, and tracer information that includes information regarding a tracer type used for measuring a framed shape, (ii) spectacle lens manufacturing side information that includes edger information, and (iii) the size correction value selected from the matrix corresponding to the framing content, each frame type, and the client or manufacturing side that performs the framing, which is the size correction value for the scheduled edging shape of the lens to be edged, as numerical values in the matrix; and
an edger configured to edge the lens to be edged based on the edging information acquired by the edging information acquisition part in order to fit the lens into the frame and form the spectacle lens regardless of whether the client side or the manufacturing side performs the framing.

US Pat. No. 10,189,110

PLASMA CUTTING METHOD AND PLASMA CUTTING DEVICE

KOMATSU INDUSTRIES CORPOR...

6. A plasma cutting device configured to cut out a plurality of cutout members from a plate blank, comprising:a mount table onto which the plate blank to be cut is mounted;
a plasma torch configured to generate a plasma arc and movable relative t the F fount table in, a horizontal direction and in an up-and-down direction; and
a controller programmed to control movement of the plasma torch relative to the mount table and generation of the plasma arc from the plasma torch, wherein
the controller is programmed to
receive a set data regarding a processing line;
form an aperture on an outer peripheral side of a given one of the cutout members by maintaining the plasma torch at a first height from the plate blank on the outer peripheral side or the given cutout member while the plasma arc is, being generated from the plasma torch and by moving the plasma torch relative to the plate blank by a predetermined distance in the horizontal direction; and
form a continuous cutting groove along an outer contour of the given cutout member by setting the plasma torch at a second height lower than the first height and by moving the plasma torch in the horizontal direction along an incision part and the processing line continuing to the incision part,
the controller being further programmed to set the plasma torch at a position lower than the first height when the plasma arc begins to be generated, and to then move the plasma torch in the horizontal direction and simultaneously in an upward direction to the first height.

US Pat. No. 10,189,107

SHORT ARC WELDING SYSTEM

ESAB AB, Gothenburg (SE)...

1. A system for controlling a weld-current in a direct current arc welding apparatus for short arc welding comprising:a current regulator included in a voltage feedback loop from a power supply to a welding electrode;
an open circuit detector included in the voltage feedback loop, the open circuit detector being configured to detect that an open circuit state is present and to suppress a feedback error when an open circuit state is detected by the open circuit detector;
a node configured to receive an output voltage of the power supply and to generate a voltage signal derived from the output voltage;
a switch connected between the node and the current regulator; and
a ramp generator arranged to provide current ramps during a short circuit phase at the welding electrode,
wherein the open circuit detector comprises a comparator that receives an open circuit voltage threshold and a signal derived from the output voltage, the open circuit voltage threshold comprising a threshold level above which only the open circuit state is possible, the comparator having an output directly connected to the switch,
wherein the switch is configured to, based on the output of the comparator, connect or disconnect the current regulator to receive the voltage signal from the node.

US Pat. No. 10,189,065

STEEL PIPE, STEEL PIPE STRUCTURE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING STEEL PIPE, AND METHOD OF DESIGNING STEEL PIPE

JFE Steel Corporation, (...

5. A method of designing a steel pipe having a waveform shape formed on an outer diameter thereof by a pipe expansion process, the method comprising:a step of evaluating, with respect to the steel pipe to be manufactured, a relationship between ratio w/? and a buckling-time bending angle by using Equation (1), the ratio w/? defining a ratio of a wavelength w of the waveform shape to a Timoshenko's buckling wavelength ?, and further determining the wavelength w and an amplitude a of the waveform shape, on a basis of a result of the evaluation:
where parameters “D1”, “D2”, “?”, and “?” have values determined by the outer diameter and a thickness of the steel pipe to be manufactured.

US Pat. No. 10,189,055

COLOR BASED OPTICAL GRADING SYSTEM WITH MULTI REFLECTANCE AND MULTI-ANGLE VIEWS

NANOPIX INTEGRATED SOFTWA...

1. A novel color based optical grading system with multi-reflectance and multi-angle views for grading objects of different external characteristics, said optical grading system comprising of multiple advanced optics units which are placed above and below a flat transparent conveyor which is an arrangement of multiple trays forming multiple trays, where each tray is an assembly of multiple flat transparent surfaces with facility for multi-vision of single object in a single flat transparent surface in a pre-defined position; and at least one master controller; wherein the arrangement of said multiple advanced optics units above and below the conveyor is always kept in a way so as to provide exactly two advanced optics units for covering both top and bottom sides of each object to be graded; and wherein each advanced optics unit comprises of:multiple programmable cameras which are placed at a specific distance from said flat transparent surface and said multiple cameras are adapted to capture different views of each object at different frequencies of electromagnetic spectrum and to get a proper focus of said flat transparent surface;
multiple mirrors/multiple prisms to get redirected light reflected from side views of each object to said cameras which enable said multiple cameras to capture multi-reflectance and multi-angle based views of said object to analyze said object and said multiple mirrors/prisms also enables said cameras to get a proper focus of reflections of said multiple mirrors/prisms and said object;
at least one mirror/prism adjustment assembly to adjust the angles of said multiple mirrors or multiple prisms relative to the position of said object on said flat transparent surface; to adjust said mirrors/prisms according to size variations of multiple objects; and to vary vertical or horizontal distance of said mirrors/prisms from said flat transparent surface;
multiple spectral light sources to illuminate every side view of said object at different frequencies of electromagnetic spectrum, wherein said spectral light sources are correlated with all said cameras and said light sources is either flash lighting or continuous lighting, and some of said light sources are triggered with some respective cameras while others light sources are turned off as per the requirement;
at least one backlighting dome placed exactly opposite of each advanced optics unit, wherein said each backlighting dome is arranged in said optical grading system in such a way that there lays at least one flat transparent surface between each said backlighting dome and each advanced optics units to provide uniform backlight for capturing objects in multi-reflection and multi-angle based views and said backlighting dome comprises of multi-colored, flashing or non-flashing back lights, wherein said backlighting dome is optionally covered with a diffusion sheet which is adapted to change in color of said sheet according to different characteristics of said object; and
at least one image processing unit for processing multi-reflectance and multi-angle based views of said object taken by said cameras; wherein said multiple cameras said multiple spectral light sources, said multiple adjustable mirrors/multiple adjustable prisms, said mirror adjustment assembly, said backlighting dome and said image processing unit work collaboratively to ensure the enhanced surface analysis of said object, and further wherein said advanced optics unit enhances the sideways features of said objects including sideways lighting from different sides using multiple reflections from multiple angles by enabling said multiple cameras to analyze said object from all side views and also from top and bottom views for accurate complete analysis of said object; wherein said master controller of said optical grading system intelligently remembers the position of each said object dropped on each flat transparent surface of each tray and decide the final grade of each said object based on inputs received from each image processing unit of corresponding each advanced optics unit by comparing said inputs with pre-determined data.

US Pat. No. 10,189,048

PEELING METHOD AND PEELING APPARATUS

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A peeling method comprising the steps of:a first step of forming a separation layer over a substrate;
a second step of forming a layer to be separated over the separation layer;
a third step of forming a peeling starting point by separating a part of the layer to be separated from the separation layer;
a fourth step of peeling the layer to be separated from the substrate using the peeling starting point; and
a liquid supplying step of supplying liquid to the peeling starting point,
wherein the fourth step includes a step of heating a first portion of the substrate and a step of cooling a second portion of the layer to be separated,
wherein the first portion includes a portion that is not separated from the layer to be separated after the fourth step, and
wherein the second portion includes a portion separated from the substrate after the fourth step.

US Pat. No. 10,189,040

DISPENSING DEVICE

1. A dispensing device, comprising:a container having an upper end, a lower end, and a hollow interior volume;
a hand pump mechanism disposed on the upper end for dispensing a substance stored within the interior volume, wherein the hand pump mechanism is permanently secured to the upper end of the container;
a dispensing aperture on the lower end, wherein the dispensing aperture is removably sealed by a removable panel;
a refill valve disposed on the container.

US Pat. No. 10,189,030

SHOWER HEAD WITH A TOROIDAL PULSATOR AND A MAGNETIC RING

FTT DOO, (RS)

1. A shower arm connected to a hose by way of a thread, comprising:a body within a shower head including a cover; and
a bell arranged from a bottom side of the shower arm that is connected through a thread with the body, inside of which a chamber includes a torus that moves towards and away from the cover to regulate a pressure and width of a spray of the shower arm, the torus being arranged above a nozzle within the bell, wherein during showering air is suctioned from the chamber through the nozzle and swirled with water to form the spray that exits the bell through the nozzle;
a groove, within the bell, arranged from a bottom side of the bell, into which a ring is provided with circumferentially arranged pins are inserted; and
another groove arranged on the ring of circumferentially arranged pins from the upper side thereof, into which a magnetic ring made of a strip of a rolled flexible material is circumferentially inserted.

US Pat. No. 10,189,028

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WASHING AND GRADING AGGREGATE

CDE Global Limited, Cook...

1. An apparatus for washing and grading aggregate comprising a chassis, a first grading screen mounted on the chassis for removing oversize material from a feed material, a first hydrocyclone mounted on the chassis receiving undersize material and water from the first grading screen, a second grading screen mounted on the chassis for producing at least one sand product, the second grading screen receiving an underflow from the first hydrocyclone; a second hydrocyclone mounted on the chassis receiving undersize material and water from the second grading screen, an underflow from the second hydrocyclone being delivered onto the second grading screen, wherein the second grading screen is configurable as a split screen having a longitudinally extending dividing wall separating the grading screen into the first and second screening regions, each region being adapted to produce a separate sand product.

US Pat. No. 10,189,020

SPECIMEN COLLECTION APPARATUS

Alpha Tec Systems, Inc., ...

1. A sample collection apparatus, comprising:a container having an interior portion configured to contain a sample and an opening to the interior portion, the opening for receiving the sample;
a funnel configured to be secured to the opening of the container, the funnel having a mouth portion and a neck portion depending from the mouth, the neck portion configured to be inserted into the opening of the container; and
a closure assembly including:
a first closure structure configured to releasably seal the opening of the container, the first closure structure including a chamber that is in fluid communication with the interior portion of the container when the opening is sealed by the first closure structure,
a chemical reagent contained within the chamber, and
a second closure structure configured to releasably cover the mouth portion of the funnel, wherein the first closure structure is removably attached to the second closure structure.

US Pat. No. 10,189,019

ELECTROCHEMICAL DEVICE AND APPARATUS AND METHODS IMPLEMENTING SUCH AN APPARATUS

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA REC...

1. An electrochemical device comprising a fluidic cell having an internal volume able to be filled with a fluid and at least one first and one second electrode making contact with said internal volume, wherein at least said first electrode comprises a layer made of a conductive material that is optically absorbent at at least one wavelength ? in the visible, near-infrared or near-ultraviolet spectrum, said layer being arranged on or in an internal surface of a wall of said fluidic cell which is at least partially transparent to said wavelength ?, the electrochemical device further comprising an optical device for imaging in reflection, which is arranged to illuminate said layer through said wall at at least said wavelength ? and also to observe it through said wall, —wherein said wall forms, with said layer, a window having, a transmittance higher than or equal to 30% when illuminated, at said wavelength ?, by said optical device.

US Pat. No. 10,189,011

EXHAUST GAS PURIFYING CATALYST AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A method for producing an exhaust gas purifying catalyst including a porous carrier and a noble metal catalyst supported on the porous carrier, the porous carrier containing particles of an alumina-ceria-zirconia composite oxide including ceria-zirconica composite oxide, the method comprising:preparing the porous carrier having physical property values, after subjected to baking at 900° C. for 5 hours, of a pore diameter of the particles in a range of 2 to 20 nm, a specific surface area of the particles in a range of 75 to 115 m2/g, a crystallite size of the ceria-zirconia composite oxide that is contained in the particles in a range of 4 to 6 nm, and a bulk density of the particles in a range of 0.5 to 0.9 cm3/g; and
bringing a noble metal chemical solution into contact with the porous carrier, the noble metal chemical solution having an aggregate of one of platinum, palladium, or rhodium with a grain size adjusted to less than or equal to 1 nm with use of one of a platinum nitric acid solution, palladium nitric acid solution, or rhodium nitric acid solution, so that the noble metal catalyst is supported on the porous carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,189,007

METHOD FOR PRODUCING POROUS CELLULOSE BEADS AND ADSORBENT EMPLOYING SAME

KANEKA CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A method for producing porous cellulose beads, the method comprising:mixing an alkaline aqueous solution having a temperature of not less than ?20° C. and not more than 20° C. and cellulose to obtain a cellulose dispersion;
adding a crosslinking agent to the cellulose dispersion to obtain a mixed liquid;
dispersing the mixed liquid in a dispersion medium to obtain an emulsion; and
contacting the emulsion with a coagulating solvent.

US Pat. No. 10,188,981

MIXED MATRIX MEMBRANE, A METHOD OF MAKING THEREOF, AND A METHOD FOR GAS SEPARATION

King Fahd University of P...

1. A membrane, comprising:a matrix comprising a polymer; and
0.1 to 50 wt % of a nanoparticle filler based on a total weight of the membrane, which is embedded in the matrix,
wherein the nanoparticle filler comprises a ligand exchange product of a metal-organic framework and a ligand represented by formula (I) or formula (II):
wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, and R6 are independently a hydrogen, fluoro, chloro, bromo, iodo, cyano, nitro, an optionally substituted C1-C3 alkyl group, an optionally substituted C3-C4 cycloalkyl group, andwherein the metal-organic framework comprises at least one metal selected from the group consisting of an alkaline earth metal, a transition metal, and a post-transition metal.

US Pat. No. 10,188,973

APPARATUS AND METHOD USING AN ELECTRIC FIELD FOR CREATING UNIFORM NANOFIBER PATTERNS ON NONCONDUCTIVE MATERIALS TO ENHANCE FILTRATION AND FOR EMBEDMENT OF FIBERS INTO MATERIALS FOR OTHER APPLICATIONS

Research Triangle Institu...

1. A filtration device comprising:a base filtration material having openings for fluid flow therethrough; and
a filtration medium disposed in contact with the base filtration material, said filtration medium comprising a plurality of nanofibers formed on the base filtration material, and
a collection of said nanofibers having a macroscopically ordered pattern formed by the nanofibers themselves comprising sections of differently oriented fibers, the pattern comprising first and second sections of oriented fibers with the second section having an orientation different from the first section, the pattern present on a surface of the collection of the nanofibers, and the collection comprising a first macroscopic region having said nanofibers at a greater thickness than a second macroscopic region having said nanofibers, wherein the nanofibers in the first macroscopic region and the nanofibers in the second macroscopic region form together the macroscopically ordered pattern,
wherein the filtration medium has a figure of merit greater than 30 kPa?1, where the figure of merit is given by ?Log (Pt)?P, where Pt is the fractional penetration of a specific aerosol particle diameter and ?P is a pressure drop across the filtration medium corresponding to a face velocity of 5.3 cm/s and particle size of 0.3 microns.

US Pat. No. 10,188,971

ROTARY DISC FILTER AND MODULE FOR CONSTRUCTING SAME

1. A rotary disc filter for filtering a liquid comprising:a. a rotary drum for receiving the liquid and having a plurality of drum openings for permitting the liquid to flow from the drum;
b. one or more disc-shaped filter members secured around the drum;
c. each disc-shaped filter member including a plurality of compartments configured to receive liquid from the drum and to hold the liquid;
d. the compartments disposed around the drum with each compartment being disposed between and next to two other compartments;
e. each compartment being bound, at least in part, by opposed edges and on opposite sides by two filters;
f. wherein liquid held in the compartments is filtered by flowing outwardly through the filters on opposite sides of the compartments;
g. a drive for rotatively driving the drum and causing the disc-shaped filter members and the compartments thereof to rotate with the drum; and
h. openings formed in the edges of the compartments and configured to:
(i) substantially reduce the entrainment of liquid in the compartments by the rotary motion of the disc-shaped filter member and the compartments; and
(ii) pass substantially all of the liquid held in one compartment to an adjacent trailing compartment in response to the disc-shaped filter member rotating.

US Pat. No. 10,188,932

BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT SYSTEM

1. A method of conducting a baseball tournament between baseball teams, the baseball tournament having a contest stage and an elimination stage, an electronic Data And Predictability Probability (“DAPP”) System used to determine the outcome of each instance of a player at-bat, the baseball teams made of players, the method comprising:a. matching a first set of baseball teams into opposing pairs of teams;
b. playing the opposing pairs of teams of the first set of baseball teams against one-another in a set of contest games;
i. the contest games using a pitcher selected from the group of: batting tee, soft toss, coach pitching, pitching machine, or a team-designated pitcher;
ii. during play, the DAPP System identifying each batter as he prepares to bat;
1. the batter identified using player order, or input via a field judge input or a coach input;
2. a player data file opened for the identified batter, the DAPP System prepared to save data to the player data file;
iii. after the ball is hit by the batter, the DAPP System taking sensor input from one or more sensors;
1. the DAPP System using the sensor input to determine ball trajectory, spin, and velocity;
2. the DAPP System saving the ball trajectory, spin, and velocity data in the player data file;
3. the DAPP System using input from one or more sensors to determine balls, strikes, and the probability of base hits;
iv. repeating step b, each time removing the losing team from the tournament until a predetermined number of teams remains, the predetermined number of teams forming a second set of teams;
c. matching the second set of baseball teams into opposing pairs of teams;
d. playing the second set of baseball teams against one-another in elimination games;
i. the elimination games using a second pitcher, the second pitcher selected from the group of: batting tee, soft toss, coach pitching, pitching machine, or a team-designated pitcher;
ii. during play, the DAPP System identifying each batter as he prepares to bat;
1. the batter identified using player order, or input via a field judge input or a coach input;
2. a player data file opened for the identified batter, the DAPP System prepared to save data to the player data file;
iii. after the ball is hit by the batter, the DAPP System taking sensor input from one or more sensors;
1. the DAPP System using the sensor input to determine ball trajectory, spin, and velocity;
2. the DAPP System saving the ball trajectory, spin, and velocity data in the player data file;
3. the DAPP System using input from one or more sensors to determine balls, strikes, and the probability of base hits;
iv. repeating step d until only a single team remains;
v. outputting the outcome to one or more displays.

US Pat. No. 10,188,930

COMBINATORY SCORE HAVING A FITNESS SUB-SCORE AND AN ATHLETICISM SUB-SCORE

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:providing first instructions to a user to perform a first athletic movement;
receiving, from a sensor, first activity data representing the first athletic movement;
calculating with a processor, based on the first activity data, a first combinatory fitness-athleticism score;
providing, in response to a triggering event, second instructions to the user to perform a second athletic movement;
receiving, from the sensor, second activity data representing the second athletic movement;
calculating, with the processor, based on the second activity data, a second combinatory fitness-athleticism score,
wherein the first and the second combinatory fitness-athleticism scores each comprise a fitness sub-score and a separate athleticism sub-score of the user,
wherein the fitness sub-score is calculated, by the processor, using one or more of an endurance fitness attribute, a flexibility fitness attribute and a strength fitness attribute of the user, and
wherein the athleticism sub-score is calculated, by the processor, using one or more of a speed athleticism attribute, an agility athleticism attribute, a reaction athleticism attribute, a power athleticism attribute and a balance athleticism attribute of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,188,927

CONVERTIBLE GOLF ALIGNMENT AND MEASUREMENT DEVICE

1. A golf device comprising:a first elongated portion including a hollow portion, a first end, and a second end, wherein the first elongated portion and the hollow portion are straight;
a second elongated portion including a hollow portion, a first end, and a second end, wherein the second elongated portion and the hollow portion are straight;
a hinge securing the first end of the first elongated portion and the first end of the second elongated portion, wherein the first elongated portion and the second elongated portion are configured to form a 180 degree angle at the hinge in a first configuration and a 90 degree angle at the hinge in a second configuration; and
a first arch portion and a second arch portion, which are made from a flexible material, wherein the first arch portion is concealed inside the hollow portion of the first elongated portion and includes a first slideable end and a second end, wherein the first slideable end of the first arch portion includes a first keeper which is slideably engageable inside the first elongated portion in a lengthwise direction of the first elongated portion until reaching a first stop at the second end of the first elongated portion, and wherein the second arch portion is concealed inside the hollow portion of the second elongated portion and includes a first slideable end and a second end, wherein the first slideable end of the second arch portion includes a second keeper which is slideably engageable inside the second elongated portion in a lengthwise direction of the second elongated portion until reaching a second stop at the second end of the second elongated portion, wherein the second end of the second arch portion is configured to couple to the second end of the first arch portion, wherein the first and second arch portions are exposed outside of the hollow portions as a result of the first and second arch portions being pulled from inside the hollow portions from the second ends of the first and second elongated portions in the lengthwise direction and wherein the first and second arch portions form an arch from the second end of the first elongated portion to the second end of the second elongated portion when the first slideable end reaches the second end of the first elongated portion, when the second slideable end reaches the second end of the second elongated portion, when the first arch portion from the first elongated portion and the second arch portion from the second elongated portion are coupled together at the second ends of the first and second arch portions, and when the first elongated portion and the second elongated portion form the 90 degree angle at the hinge, the arch having a constant radius with a length from the hinge to the first and second arch portions.

US Pat. No. 10,188,885

HIGH NITROGEN AND OTHER INERT GAS ANTI-CORROSION PROTECTION IN WET PIPE FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEM

Engineered Corrosion Solu...

1. A method of operating a wet pipe fire protection sprinkler system having a pipe network, a source of water for the pipe network, at least one sprinkler head connected with the pipe network, a venting assembly configured to vent gas and not water from said pipe network, and a nitrogen source connected with the pipe network, the method comprising:supplying nitrogen gas from the nitrogen source to the pipe network to increase a pressure in the pipe network above atmospheric pressure;
supplying water to the pipe network, thereby filling the pipe network with water and compressing nitrogen gas in the pipe network; and
discharging gas including nitrogen gas from the pipe network via the venting assembly while supplying water to the pipe network.

US Pat. No. 10,188,874

THREE DIMENSIONAL LOCALIZATION AND TRACKING FOR ADAPTIVE RADIATION THERAPY

Elekta, Inc., Atlanta, G...

1. A method for locating a three-dimensional (3D) target in a region of interest in a patient undergoing image-guided radiation therapy, the method comprising:receiving, from an image acquisition device, a two-dimensional (2D) slice of the region of interest, the 2D slice being based on a direction of motion with respect to the target in the patient;
receiving an adaptive filter model for a region of interest in the patient, the adaptive filter model being based on the target to be located;
generating a 2D patch for each 2D slice, where each 2D patch includes an associated offset value reflecting a distance between the target and a position in the corresponding 2D slice;
determining, by a processor, a correlation between the adaptive filter model and the 2D slice;
determining, by the processor, a 2D location of the target on the 2D slice based on the adaptive filter model and the determined correlation; and
estimating, by the processor, a 3D location of the target within the patient based on the offset value and the 2D slice having the determined 2D location of the target.

US Pat. No. 10,188,865

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF COMBINED TONIC DBS AND RANDOM DBS

PACESETTER, INC., Sylmar...

1. A method of applying a combination of tonic stimulation and random stimulation using a deep brain stimulation (DBS) lead including a plurality of contacts to treat Parkinson's Disease (PD) in a patient, the method comprising:reducing PD-related tremor in the patient by delivering tonic stimulation using one contact of the plurality of contacts, wherein the tonic stimulation comprises a plurality of pulses with pulse parameters selected to reduce PD-related tremor in the patient; and
reducing PD-related rigidity and bradykinesia in the patient by delivering random stimulation using a subset of the remaining contacts of the plurality of contacts, wherein the random stimulation is delivered using respective bursts of multiple pulses applied to randomly or pseudo-randomly selected contacts of the subset and wherein the random stimulation comprises pulses with pulse parameters selected to reduce PD-related rigidity and bradykinesia.

US Pat. No. 10,188,856

IMPLANTABLE DEVICE FOR PROVIDING ELECTRICAL STIMULATION OF CERVICAL VAGUS NERVES FOR TREATMENT OF CHRONIC CARDIAC DYSFUNCTION

Cyberonics, Inc., Housto...

1. A vagus nerve neurostimulator for treating chronic cardiac dysfunction, comprising:an implantable neurostimulator comprising:
a pair of helical electrodes;
a nerve stimulation therapy lead electrically coupled to the pair of helical electrodes;
a pulse generator configured to deliver electrical therapeutic stimulation comprising a stimulation waveform applied to both of the helical electrodes via the nerve stimulation therapy lead, the stimulation waveform comprising a form that causes propagation of action potentials in both an afferent direction and an efferent direction within neuronal fibers of a cervical vagus nerve; and
a recordable memory within which is stored stimulation parameters configured to define a periodic duty cycle comprising a percentage of time that the pulse generator delivers the electrical therapeutic stimulation,
wherein the periodic duty cycle is between a lower predefined percentage and an upper predefined percentage,
wherein the pulse generator is further configured to operate under the stimulation parameters stored in the recordable memory.

US Pat. No. 10,188,854

MICROELECTRODE AND MULTIPLE MICROELECTRODES

NEURONANO AB, (SE)

1. An array of medical microelectrodes comprising at least two medical microelectrodes, each medical microelectrode of the at least two medical microelectrodes is configured for insertion into soft tissue, each medical microelectrode comprising:an electrically conducting elongate electrode body including a first proximal end, and a second distal end, the electrode body comprising:
a tip section extending from the distal end;
a main body section extending in a proximal direction from the tip section,
wherein the tip section and the main body section are embedded in a first electrode matrix element, which is substantially rigid, biocompatible and soluble or biodegradable in a body fluid;
a dissolution retarding layer on the first electrode matrix element; and
a second electrode matrix section element, different from the first electrode matrix section element, the second electrode matrix section element positioned such that the first electrode matrix section element is positioned between the second electrode matrix section element and the electrode main body,
wherein at least one the first electrode matrix element and the second electrode matrix element comprises a drug configured to be released upon dissolution or biodegradation of the first electrode matrix element, and
wherein the at least two microelectrodes are positioned interspaced on a face of a solid support.

US Pat. No. 10,188,842

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DEPLOYING A SURGICAL PREPARATION

1. A containment device for deploying an antiseptic preparation to an extremity of a patient comprising:a flexible container, comprised of a first portion and a second portion, configured to surround the extremity;
a fastening means, for the separable and resealable attachment of the first portion to the second portion, attached to the flexible container;
a sealing means, fused to the flexible container, capable of securing a seal between the extremity and an exterior of the flexible container;
a sealable opening in the flexible container for introduction of the antiseptic preparation; and,
whereby the antiseptic preparation is deployed into and contained within the flexible container.

US Pat. No. 10,188,841

CAPSULE-TYPE MICROROBOT AND USING METHOD THEREOF

Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute...

1. A capsule-type microrobot comprising:a motor comprising a receptacle having an internal space, with one portion thereof being open, a body extending from the receptacle, and a magnetic layer disposed on an outer surface of the body; and
a cap coupled to a predetermined portion of the receptacle to close the internal space such that contents are contained in the receptacle, the cap being of different weight than the motor,
wherein the motor is magnetically-rotatable via a rotating magnetic force in a first direction so as to move the microrobot; and wherein the motor is magnetically-rotatable via the rotating magnetic force in a second direction so as to separate the cap from the motor, whereby the contents are discharged from the receptacle.

US Pat. No. 10,188,834

ADJUSTABLE BENT SHEATH TUBE

Lifetech Scientific (Shen...

1. An adjustable bend sheath tube, comprising a tube body having a distal end and a proximal end, a traction mechanism and a fixing and connecting mechanism; the traction mechanism comprising an anchor ring and a traction wire: the anchor ring being coaxially embedded in a distal elastic segment of the tube body; the traction wire being arranged in a side wall of the tube body, and extending along the axial direction of the tube body; the traction wire comprising a first segment and a second segment which are axially parallel with each other, the first and second segments having a distal end that are connected to each other by a bending portion, with the first segment connected to the fixing and connecting mechanism near the proximal end of the tube body, and with the bending portion extending around the anchor ring to hook the anchor ring, wherein the tube body is provided with first and second independent traction wire channels which are parallel to each other and extend along the axial direction of the tube body, each traction wire channel having a lumen defined by a luminal wall, with the first segment of the traction wire extending inside the first traction wire channel and the second segment of the traction wire extending inside the second traction wire channel, wherein the first and second segments are separated by the luminal walls of the first and second traction wire channels;wherein the first and second traction wire channels are positioned side-by-side from the proximal end of the tube body to the distal end of the tube body along a same side of the tube body.

US Pat. No. 10,188,796

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES WITH A GLUCOSE MONITOR AND INFUSION PUMP TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK ON BOLUS DOSING

LifeScan IP Holdings, LLC...

1. A method for operating a diabetes management system having an infusion pump, at least one glucose monitor and a microcontroller, the method comprising the following steps performed with the microcontroller:determining a glucose measurement in which a fluid sample with glucose is transformed into enzymatic byproducts by application of electrical signals to the sample;
calculating a bolus recommendation based on the glucose measurement made by the determining step;
evaluating whether the bolus recommendation was followed by a user of the system;
in the event the bolus recommendation was not followed by the user then:
storing the actual bolus delivered by the infusion pump;
measuring the glucose value in subsequent fluid samples and if the glucose values over time is greater than a predetermined high trend threshold then annunciating a high glucose trend, along with the recommended bolus and the actual bolus delivered by the pump otherwise if the glucose values over time is less than a predetermined low trend threshold then annunciating a low glucose trend along with both the recommended bolus and the actual bolus delivered by the pump.

US Pat. No. 10,188,767

SCENT PRESENTATION METHOD, SCENT PRESENTATION APPARATUS, AND OLFACTION IMPROVING APPARATUS

KEIO UNIVERSITY, Tokyo (...

1. An olfaction improvement method comprising:determining a detection threshold at which a test subject is able to detect a scent selected from among a plurality of scents by
presenting the scent by pulse ejecting the scent for a specified time interval between from about 100 ms to about 300 ms to vary the intensity of the scent,
detecting an operation of a terminal device by the test subject upon detection of the scent by the test subject, and
setting the intensity of the scent detected by the test subject over at least two consecutive trials as the detection threshold of the test subject for each scent from among the plurality of scents, wherein the plurality of scents are selected and presented in a predetermined sequence;
generating a random number to randomly determine a presentation sequence of the plurality of scents;
determining presentation conditions that include the intensity of the scent and the pulse ejection duration of the scent based on the detection threshold of the test subject;
presenting the scent through pulse ejection based on the determined presentation condition; and
altering the presentation conditions by reducing the intensity of the scent, the pulse ejection duration of the scent, or both the intensity of the scent and the pulse ejection duration of the scent relative to the detection threshold of the test subject when presenting the scent at a subsequent time, wherein
the scent is pulse ejected by a fluid ejection device.

US Pat. No. 10,188,766

PURIFIED HYDROGEN PEROXIDE GAS MICROBIAL CONTROL METHODS AND DEVICES

Synexis LLC, Kansas City...

1. A diffuser apparatus for producing non-hydrated purified hydrogen peroxide gas (PHPG) from humid ambient air-comprising:(a) an air distribution mechanism providing an airflow of said humid ambient air;
(b) a source of ultraviolet light; and
(c) a metal, or metal oxide catalyst on a thin, air-permeable substrate structure having a surface,
wherein said air flow is through; said surface and has a residence time on said air-permeable substrate structure of less than a second, wherein said non-hydrated purified hydrogen peroxide gas comprises 0.015 ppm of ozone or less and is directed out of said diffuser apparatus and into an environment when said apparatus is in operation.

US Pat. No. 10,188,762

STERILIZING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Turbett Surgical LLC, Ro...

9. A method of sterilizing, the method comprising:(a) occluding a vent port located on one of a sidewall and a door of a sterilizing cabinet with a filter, the sterilizing cabinet having an internal, port-free, bottom surface;
(b) performing a sterilization cycle on the sterilizing cabinet; and
(c) inducing condensate formed during the sterilization cycle to flow along the port-free, bottom surface of the sterilizing cabinet towards the filter of the vent port located on one of a sidewall and a door of the sterilizing cabinet.

US Pat. No. 10,188,677

IRON SUPPLEMENT COMPOSITION

THE D DROPS COMPANY INC.,...

1. A composition consisting of:a non-encapsulated iron salt; and
a carrier of a digestible edible oil that is a liquid at 20° C.

US Pat. No. 10,188,659

IGF-1R SIGNALING PATHWAY INHIBITORS USEFUL IN THE TREATMENT OF NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES

YISSUM RESEARCH DEVELOPME...

1. A method of inhibiting toxic protein aggregation in a subject having a neurodegenerative disease selected from the group consisting of Amyloidosis, Prion disorders, Motor Neuron disease, Alzheimer's disease, Fronto temporal dementia 17 (FTD17), Huntington disease and Parkinson's disease, the method comprising the step of administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a compound represented by the structure of formula I:
wherein
A is H or CN;
Z is S, SO or SO2;
X1, X2, X3, X4, X5, Y1 and Y2 are each independently selected from H, halogen, alkyl, haloalkyl and OR1; and
Y3 and Y4 are each OR1, wherein each R1 is independently H, C1-C4 alkyl, acyl, —(CH2CH2O)nH wherein n is an integer of 1 to 20, or a functional group that gives rise to hydroxyl upon hydrolysis,or salts, hydrates, and solvates thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,188,590

SKIN-PROTECTION COMPOSITION CONTAINING DENDROBIUM-BASED INGREDIENTS

Hong Kong Baptist Univers...

6. A method for skin protection against UV exposure, skin damage and aging comprising providing a compound having a formula (5) to a subject in need thereof:whereinR2, R4, and R8 are each independently selected from —OR11, —OCH2R11, —OC(O)R11, —OCH2C(O)OR11 and —OC(O)CH2R11;
R1, R5, R6and R10 are each independently selected from hydrogen;
R3,R7 and R9 are each independently selected from hydrogen, halogen, trifluoromethyl, —OR11 and —OC(O)R11; or R2 and R3, or R7 and R8 may be taken together with the carbon atoms to which they are attached to form a cyclic group;
R11 is independently hydrogen or selected from hydrocarbyl and heterocyclyl, either of which is optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 R12;
R12 is independently selected from halogen, trifluoromethyl, cyano, nitro, oxo, —OR13, —C(O)R14, —C(O)N(R13)R14, —C(O)OR13, —OC(O)R14, —S(O)2R13, —S(O)2N(R13)R14, —N(R13)R14;
R13 and R14 are each independently hydrogen or selected from hydrocarbyl and heterocyclyl, either of which is optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 substituents independently selected from halogen, cyano, amino, hydroxy, C1-6 alkyl and C1-6 alkoxy;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, prodrug or chemical variant thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,188,588

ACIDIC HYBRID MONOMERS AND DENTAL MATERIALS BASED THEREON

Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Sch...

1. Acidic monomer according to Formula I:
in which
A=a linear or branched aliphatic C1-C18-hydrocarbon group, which can be interrupted by one or more —O—, —S—, —CO—O—, —O—CO—NH—, —HN—CO—NH— or —CO—NR1—,
R1=H or a C1-C6 alkyl group,
X=is absent or is a linear or branched aliphatic C1-C10 hydrocarbon group, which can be interrupted by one or more —O—, —S—, —CO—O—, —O—CO—NH—, —HN—CO—NH— or —CO—NR2—,
R2=H or a C1-C6 alkyl group,
PG=a radically polymerizable group selected from vinyl, allyl, CH2?CR3—CO—Y— or R4O—CO—C(?CH2)—CH2—Y—,
Y=O or NR5 or is absent,
R3=H or CH3
R4=H or a C1-C7 alkyl group,
R5=H or a C1-C7 alkyl group,
n=1, 2, 3 or 4,
m=1 or 2,
p=1, 2 or 3, and
q=1, 2 or 3.

US Pat. No. 10,188,577

ELASTIC FORCE GENERATING DEVICE

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...

1. An elastic force generating device comprising:an elastic structure which is comprising of a multilayer construction formed by alternately stacking a plurality of elastic members, each elastic member of the plurality of elastic members incorporates one or more hermetically sealed air chambers, with each hermetically sealed air chamber of the one or more hermetically sealed air chambers having a volume that decreases by compression, and a plurality of partition plates having higher stiffness than that of the elastic members, the elastic structure has through holes extending in a stacking direction and a total length in the stacking direction that is greater than a minimum width of each of the elastic members in a direction orthogonal to the stacking direction;
a flexible lengthy member inserted in a particular through hole of the through holes of the elastic structure; and
a tension imparting mechanism which is a mechanism adapted to variably impart a tension to the flexible lengthy member, the tension imparting mechanism is adapted to transmit a force between the flexible lengthy member and the elastic structure such that, at a time of imparting a tension to the flexible lengthy member, a force for compressing the elastic structure in the stacking direction increases as the tension increases.

US Pat. No. 10,188,570

METHOD OF REDUCING SURGEON FATIGUE DURING AN OPERATION WHILE REDUCING COLLECTION OF FLUIDS FROM THE OPERATION ON THE FLOOR OF THE OPERATING ROOM BY ABSORBING FLUIDS LEAKING ONTO THE FLOOR OF THE OPERATING ROOM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

XODUS MEDICAL, INC., , PA...

1. An absorbent, anti-fatigue operating room mat comprising:a support layer to be disposed on the floor of an operating room during performance of an operating room procedure;
a fluid-resistant layer being disposed on top of said support layer during performance of an operating room procedure;
a fluid-absorbent layer being disposed on top of said fluid-resistant layer during performance of an operating room procedure;
a shock-absorbing layer being disposed on top of said fluid-absorbent layer during performance of an operating room procedure;
said shock-absorbing layer comprising shock-absorbing foam material to absorb shocks and reduce fatigue on operating room personnel standing on said anti-fatigue operating room mat;
said shock-absorbing layer comprising holes to permit passage of operating room fluids, generated during performance of an operating room procedure, through said shock-absorbing layer and to said fluid-absorbent layer;
said fluid-absorbent layer comprising a fluid-absorbent material to absorb, capture, contain, and retain operating room fluids that pass through said holes in said shock-absorbing layer to thereby minimize deposition of the operating room fluids on the floor of an operating room;
said fluid-resistant layer comprising a fluid-resistant material to resist the passage of operating room fluids, not absorbed by said fluid-absorbent layer, through and out of said anti-fatigue operating room mat; and
said support layer comprising an anti-skid material to minimize or prevent unwanted sliding or skidding of the anti-fatigue operating room mat on the floor of an operating room during performance of an operating room procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,188,562

DISPOSABLE DIAPER AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A DISPOSABLE DIAPER

UNICHARM CORPORATION, Eh...

1. A disposable diaper, comprising:a front waistline region, a rear waistline region, a crotch region positioned between the front waistline region and the rear waistline region;
a product longitudinal direction from the front waistline region towards the rear waistline region, and a product widthwise direction perpendicular to the product longitudinal direction;
a skin-surface side sheet adapted to face toward a body of a wearer when the diaper is worn;
a non-skin surface side sheet adapted to face away from the body of the wearer when the diaper is worn;
an absorber arranged between the skin-surface side sheet and the non-skin surface side sheet, running across the crotch region in the product longitudinal direction, and extending from the crotch region to at least either one of the front waistline region and rear waistline region;
a waistline retaining unit disposed in the front and rear waistline regions and adapted to hold the disposable diaper onto the body of the wearer;
leg stretching units arranged along leg hole openings provided on an outer side of the absorber in the product widthwise direction, said leg stretching unit being configured to expand and contract along the product longitudinal direction; and
diaper ends defining an outer circumference of the disposable diaper,
wherein
the leg stretching units are arranged between the skin-surface side sheet and the non-skin surface side sheet,
in a plan view of the disposable diaper, the leg stretching units are arranged on an inner side of the diaper ends in the product longitudinal direction or on the inner side of the diaper ends in the product widthwise direction,
the leg stretching units have ends opposing each other in the product longitudinal direction,
a part of the waistline retaining unit is arranged in at least one of
a first region on an outer side in the product longitudinal direction from the ends of the leg stretching units, or
a second region on an outer side in the product widthwise direction from the ends of the leg stretching units,
a joint region where the skin-surface side sheet and the non-skin surface side sheet are joined is provided along the diaper ends in at least one of the first region or the second region,
a first adhesive is applied at an interval, on the skin-surface side sheet of the first region and the second region, based on a first application pattern, and
a second adhesive is applied at an interval, on the non-skin surface side sheet of the first region and the second region, based on a second application pattern different from the first application pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,188,552

SURGICAL SYSTEM PROVIDING HANDS-FREE CONTROL OF A SURGICAL TOOL

The Johns Hopkins Univers...

1. A surgical system providing hands-free control of at least one surgical tool, comprising:a robot having a tool connector;
a smart tool attached to said tool connector of said robot; and
a feedback control system configured to communicate with said smart tool to provide feedback control of said robot,
wherein said smart tool comprises:
a tool comprising a tool shaft having a distal end and a proximal end;
a strain sensor arranged at a first position along said tool shaft;
at least one of a second strain sensor or a torque-force sensor arranged at a second position along said tool shaft, said second position being more towards said proximal end of said tool shaft than said first position; and
a signal processor configured to communicate with said strain sensor and said at least one of said second strain sensor or said torque-force sensor to receive detection signals therefrom,
wherein said signal processor is configured to process said detection signals to determine a magnitude and position of a lateral component of a force applied to said tool shaft when said position of said applied force is between said first and second positions,
wherein said lateral component of said force is a component of said force that lies in a plane that is orthogonal to said tool shaft at said position at which said force is applied, and
wherein said feedback system controls said robot to move in response to at least said magnitude and position of said lateral component of said force applied to said tool shaft when said position of said applied force is between said first and second positions so as to cancel said force applied to said tool shaft to thereby provide hands-free control of said at least one surgical tool.

US Pat. No. 10,188,550

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DRUG DELIVERY USING MULTIPLE RESERVOIRS

CLEARSIDE BIOMEDICAL, INC...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a housing;
a cartridge assembly, at least a portion of the cartridge assembly configured to be movably disposed in the housing, the cartridge assembly including a first movable member and a second movable member, the second movable member including a seal member configured to form a fluidic seal with an inner surface of the first movable member, the first movable member defining an inner volume bounded by the seal member and the inner surface of the first movable member, at least a portion of the second movable member being movably disposed in the inner volume between a first position and a second position relative to the first movable member;
a first reservoir disposed within the inner volume such that the first reservoir is disposed in a distal position relative to the second movable member, the first reservoir containing a drug when the second movable member is in its first position relative to the first movable member, the first reservoir not being in fluid communication with the inner volume when the second movable member is in its first position, the first reservoir being placed in fluid communication with the inner volume when the second movable member is in its second position relative to the first movable member, the first movable member including a valve member configured to be transitioned from a closed configuration when the second movable member is in its first position relative to the first movable member to an open configuration (1) when the second movable member is moved toward its second position relative to the first movable member, and (2) in response to an increase in pressure within the first reservoir by distal movement of the second movable member from its first position towards its second position, the valve member further configured to be transitioned from the open configuration to the closed configuration after the second movable member is moved towards its second position relative to the first movable member; and
a second reservoir at least partially defined by the housing, a portion of the first movable member being movably disposed in the second reservoir, the second reservoir being fluidically isolated from the inner volume when the second movable member is in its first position relative to the first movable member and the valve member is in its closed configuration, the second reservoir being placed in fluid communication with the inner volume when the second movable member is moved toward its second position relative to the first movable member to receive a volume of the drug from the first reservoir and the valve member is in its open configuration, the first movable member and the second movable member collectively configured to be moved distally from a first position relative to the housing to a second position relative to the housing to expel the volume of the drug from the second reservoir.

US Pat. No. 10,188,516

STENT LOADING TOOL AND METHOD FOR USE THEREOF

Medtronic Ventor Technolo...

1. A loading system for loading a valve prosthesis into a delivery catheter, the loading system comprising:a loading tool comprising a loading tool connection member, wherein the loading tool connection member comprises a first plurality of prongs, wherein the loading tool connection member includes an open state with the first plurality of prongs flared outwardly and a closed state with the first plurality of prongs radially contracted;
a valve prosthesis including a radially compressed configuration and a radially expanded configuration, the valve prosthesis comprising valve prosthesis connection members configured to removably engage with a respective one of the first plurality of prongs, wherein the loading tool is configured to engage the valve prosthesis with the valve prosthesis in the radially expanded configuration and the loading tool in the open state; and
a crimping tool comprising a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the diameter of the distal end is greater than the diameter of the proximal end,
wherein the loading tool connection member, in the open state while engaged with the valve prosthesis in the radially expanded configuration, is configured to pass through the crimping tool such that the valve prosthesis crimps from the radially expanded configuration to the radially compressed configuration and the loading tool connection member radially contracts from the open state to the closed state.

US Pat. No. 10,188,514

TRANSCATHETER VALVE PROSTHESIS

HIGHLIFE SAS, Paris (FR)...

1. A heart valve system, the system comprising:a radially self-expandable tubular body having an inflow end and an outflow end, the tubular body including a plurality of beams at the outflow end of the tubular body; and
a valve coupled to the outflow end of the tubular body such that an entirety of the valve is distal of the inflow end of the tubular body, the valve including a plurality of valve leaflets,
wherein:
each valve leaflet is supported by only two beams of the plurality of beams,
connection points link the inflow end of the tubular body and the plurality of beams, a number of connection points being equivalent to a number of the valve leaflets, and
each beam of the plurality of beams is directly connected to an adjacent beam so that the plurality of beams extends the entire circumferential length of the tubular body at the outflow end.

US Pat. No. 10,188,500

STENT GRAFT WITH EXTERNAL SCAFFOLDING AND METHOD

Medtronic Vascular, Inc.,...

1. A scaffolded stent-graft comprising:a hydrophobic graft material comprising an inner surface and an outer surface, the inner surface defining a lumen within the graft material, the graft material being hostile to tissue ingrowth therein; and
a scaffold comprising a metallic material mesh comprising openings therein coupled to the graft material at the outer surface, the scaffold configured to promote tissue ingrowth therein, the scaffold comprising a metal to artery ratio optimized to create stasis of blood within the scaffold resulting in thrombus formation, wherein the mesh is in the shape of a torus.

US Pat. No. 10,188,481

BEAM GUIDE FOR OPHTHALMIC SURGICAL ILLUMINATION

Novartis AG, Basel (CH)

1. An ophthalmic illumination apparatus, comprising:a movable support;
an optical array coupled to the movable support and positioned to interact with a light beam from a light source, the optical array including first and second optical elements, wherein the first optical element is configured to reflect and transmit first associated amounts of the light beam, and wherein the second optical element is configured to reflect and transmit second associated amounts of the light beam different than the first optical element; and
a drive mechanism coupled to the movable support, wherein the drive mechanism is configured to cause the movable support to selectively move the optical array such that the light beam is selectively incident upon one of the first optical element or the second optical element.

US Pat. No. 10,188,457

SELECTABLE ECCENTRIC REMODELING AND/OR ABLATION

Vessix Vascular, Inc., L...

1. An apparatus comprising:a catheter configured for intravascular placement within a blood vessel of a human patient;
an expandable balloon at a distal portion of the catheter, wherein the expandable balloon is configured to vary between a delivery configuration and a deployed configuration sized to fit within the blood vessel;
a first pair of bipolar contacts attached to the expandable balloon; and
a second pair of bipolar contacts attached to the expandable balloon,
wherein the first pair of bipolar contacts and the second pair of bipolar contacts are spaced apart lengthwise and angularly offset from one another when the expandable balloon is in the deployed configuration,
wherein each of the first pair of bipolar contacts and the second pair of bipolar contacts is configured to deliver thermal energy to less than a full circumference of the blood vessel of the patient.

US Pat. No. 10,188,444

SKIN PROTECTION FOR SUBDERMAL CRYOGENIC REMODELING FOR COSMETIC AND OTHER TREATMENTS

MyoScience, Inc., Fremon...

1. An apparatus for cryogenically treating tissue, the apparatus comprising:a housing having a proximal and distal end, the housing including a heat source;
at least one needle probe extending from the distal end of the housing and comprising at least one elongate needle having a distal needle shaft portion and a proximal needle shaft portion, wherein the proximal needle shaft portion is more conductive than the distal needle shaft portion, wherein the proximal needle shaft portion extends axially along a longitudinal axis of the at least one elongate needle, and wherein the at least one elongate needle comprises a first conductive material at the distal needle shaft portion and a second conductive material at the proximal needle shaft portion conductively coupled to the first conductive material, the at least one elongate needle configured to be advanced into non-target tissue layered above target tissue such that the first conductive material at the distal needle shaft portion is positioned within and in contact with the target tissue and the second conductive material at the proximal needle shaft portion is positioned within and in contract with the non-target tissue; and
a cooling supply tube internally housed within the at least one elongate needle, wherein the cooling supply tube includes an exit within the at least one elongate needle.

US Pat. No. 10,188,441

DRUG DELIVERY IMPLANT IMPLANTED INTO BONE

UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY COOPE...

1. A drug delivery implant configured to be implanted into a bone, comprising:a hollow implant fixture provided with an inlet formed at an upper end thereof; and
a drug supply cartridge coupled to the hollow implant fixture,
wherein the drug supply cartridge includes:
a cap for closing the inlet of the hollow implant fixture; and
a cartridge main body provided under the cap, coupled with the cap so as to be mounted in the hollow implant fixture integrally with the cap, and accommodated in the hollow implant fixture to release a drug,
wherein a cartridge hole to accommodate the cartridge main body and drug channels to guide a drug released from the inside of the cartridge main body to the outside of the hollow implant fixture are formed in the hollow implant fixture,
wherein the cartridge main body includes:
an outer membrane including first release holes to release the drug to the outside of the cartridge main body and forming an outer cover of the cartridge main body; and
an inner membrane including second release holes closed by the outer membrane, stacked in the outer membrane and closing the first release holes, the first release holes and the second release holes being selectively communicable with each other by an external force applied to the cartridge main body.

US Pat. No. 10,188,432

SNAP-ON MULTI-PLANAR AND MONO-PLANAR RECEIVER ASSEMBLIES HAVING INTEGRAL AND MULTI-PART MULTIPURPOSE POSITIONERS FOR PIVOTING AND NON-PIVOTING RETAINERS

16. A pivotal bone anchor assembly for securing an elongate rod to a bone, the bone anchor assembly comprising:a bone anchor having a capture portion and an integral anchor portion extending distally from the capture portion for fixation to the bone;
a receiver comprising a base defining a cavity having a bottom opening in communication with a bottom surface of the base and a pair of integral arms extending upwardly from the base to define a U-shaped channel configured to receive the elongate rod, the U-shaped channel being in communication with the cavity and the cavity having an internal circumferential recess above the bottom opening;
a retainer expandable within the circumferential recess and having an inner surface operable to capture the bone anchor capture portion; and
a positioner disposed within the receiver cavity and engaged with the retainer to stabilize and centralize the retainer within the receiver cavity above a lower portion of the cavity adjacent the bottom opening and entirely spaced from internal surfaces of the receiver cavity, prior to receiving the capture portion of the bone anchor,
wherein, upon insertion of the bone anchor capture portion into the receiver cavity through the bottom opening, the retainer is released from the positioner and moved to the lower portion of the cavity, thereby allowing the retainer inner surface to capture and hold the bone anchor capture portion within the receiver cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,188,420

AORTIC PUNCH

Medline Industries, Inc.,...

1. An aortic punch comprising:a first body member having a proximal end and a distal end;
a second body member disposed at least partially within said first body member;
a manual actuator;
a piston having an anvil disposed at a distal end thereof; and
a shear, said shear being integral with said second body member;
wherein the first body member and second body member are axially movable relative to one another between a fully extended position and a fully retracted position and within a range of intermediate positions while maintaining the piston and shear in position relative to each other in the axial direction,
wherein separately the shear is axially movable via manual actuation relative to said anvil between an insertion position and a shearing position and a range of intermediate positions, andwherein said piston includes external threads and wherein said first body member includes an internal surface with internal threads, the external threads of the piston engaging the internal threads of the internal surface of the first body member.

US Pat. No. 10,188,398

CROSS-SECTIONAL MODIFICATION DURING DEPLOYMENT OF AN ELONGATE LUNG VOLUME REDUCTION DEVICE

PneumRx, Inc., Santa Cla...

1. A lung implant comprising:an elongate body having a proximal end, a distal end, and a length therebetween;
the elongate body further including:
a first self-expandable member at a first location on a proximal portion of the elongate body, the first self-expandable member having a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration, wherein the first self-expandable member is configured to be constrained in the collapsed configuration by a lumen of a delivery catheter during delivery of the lung implant to a target area of the lung, wherein the first self-expandable member is configured to self-expand laterally toward the expanded configuration upon release from the delivery catheter in the airway, and wherein the first self-expandable member is configured to laterally engage the airway in the expanded configuration; and
a second self-expandable member at a second location on a distal portion of the elongate body, the second self-expandable member having a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration, wherein the second self-expandable member is configured to be constrained in the collapsed configuration by the lumen of the delivery catheter during delivery of the lung implant to the target area of the lung, wherein the second self-expandable member is configured to self-expand laterally toward the expanded configuration upon release from the delivery catheter in the airway, and wherein the second self-expandable member is configured to laterally engage the airway in the expanded configuration;
wherein the lung implant comprises a deliverable configuration and a deployed configuration, the deliverable configuration comprising the first self-expandable member at the first location on the proximal portion of the elongate body in the collapsed configuration and the second self-expandable member at the second location on the distal portion of the elongate body in the collapsed configuration and the deployed configuration comprising the first self-expandable member at the first location on the proximal portion of the elongate body in the expanded configuration and the second self-expandable member at the second location on the distal portion of the elongate body in the expanded configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,188,397

TORQUE ALLEVIATING INTRA-AIRWAY LUNG VOLUME REDUCTION COMPRESSIVE IMPLANT STRUCTURES

PneumRx, Inc., Santa Cla...

1. A lung volume reduction system for enhancing a breathing efficiency of a patient with an airway, the system comprising:an implantable device having an elongate body including a proximal end and a distal end, the implantable device further having a first configuration and a second configuration, the second configuration of the implantable device corresponding to a configuration of the implantable device pre-implantation or post-implantation, the second configuration comprising at least one helical section;
wherein the at least one helical section includes a proximal portion, a distal portion, and a helical axis, the proximal portion and the distal portion of the at least one helical section configured to compress lung tissue disposed between the proximal portion and the distal portion;
wherein the elongate body transitions from the at least one helical section to a stand-off proximal tail at the proximal end of the elongate body, the stand-off proximal tail comprising a distal portion adjacent to and bending from the at least one helical section, a proximal portion, and a bend disposed between the distal portion and the proximal portion.

US Pat. No. 10,188,377

SEMI-AUTOMATIC SUTURING MACHINE

Ruchi Patel, Princeton J...

1. A suturing device comprising:a. a driver arm and receiver arm, each comprising a distal end and a proximal end, said driver and receiver arms connected by a hinge at their proximal ends, said hinge being configured to allow said distal ends of said driver arm and said receiver arm to converge and separate through rotation about said hinge while keeping said proximal ends of both arms affixed to each other;
b. one or more suture units capable of securing wound tissue housed in a crimped anchor loading system, said suture units comprising a length of suture material having a proximal end and a distal end, a fixed anchor attached to said proximal end of the suture, and a needle attached to the distal end of the suture;
c. a center assembly attached to the distal end of the receiver arm and in communication with the driver arm, said center assembly comprising, a suture unit loading system, the crimped anchor loading system, a crimped anchor fastening system, and needle disposing system;
d. wherein the driver arm and receiver are configured to be actuated to engage a gear system within the center assembly, thereby driving a suture unit through two edges of tissue until the fixed anchor abuts against the tissue, securing said edges of tissue by fastening a crimped anchor onto the distal end of the suture, disjoining the distal end of the suture from the needle; disposing of the needle.

US Pat. No. 10,188,369

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING MULTIPLE MODES OF ULTRASOUND IMAGING USING A SINGLE ULTRASOUND TRANSDUCER

Clarius Mobile Health Cor...

1. An ultrasound imaging method comprising, by an ultrasound imaging machine:imaging in a first mode using a sequential transducer comprising a plurality of transducer elements, wherein when imaging in the first mode, groups of adjacent transducer elements of the plurality of transducer elements are sequentially pulsed for beamforming, and the groups of adjacent transducer elements correspond to respective different apertures along a head of the sequential transducer; and
imaging in a second mode different from the first mode, wherein when imaging in the second mode, a subset of at least two of the plurality of transducer elements form a single aperture on the head of the sequential transducer, and the subset of transducer elements are repeatedly pulsed with different phase shifts for beamforming through the single aperture so that a plurality of ultrasound signals are steered from the subset of the plurality of transducer elements, and wherein any remaining transducer elements of the plurality of transducer elements not part of the subset are inactive when imaging in the second mode.

US Pat. No. 10,188,355

BACKGROUND-SUPPRESSED, REDUCED FIELD-OF-VIEW RADIAL MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ...

1. A computer-implemented magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method for acquiring images of a patient, the method comprising:receiving, by an input processor, user input comprising an indication of a field of view (FOV) that encompasses only an anatomy of interest of the patient, the anatomy of interest smaller than a full dimension of the patient;
shimming, by a processor configured to communicate with the input processor, on the anatomy of interest within the FOV;
applying, by the processor, a radial quiescent-interval slice-selective (QISS) pulse sequence including a magnetization preparation pulse to the shimmed FOV to acquire images of the anatomy of interest; and
generating, at a display processor configured to communicate with the processor, data representing the acquired images of the anatomy of interest.

US Pat. No. 10,188,341

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETECTING SPEECH PATTERNS AND ERRORS WHEN PRACTICING FLUENCY SHAPING TECHNIQUES

Novotalk, Ltd., Tel-Aviv...

1. A method for detecting errors when practicing fluency shaping exercises, comprising:receiving a set of initial energy levels;
setting each threshold of a set of thresholds to a respective predetermined initial value;
receiving a voice production of a user practicing a fluency shaping exercise;
analyzing the received voice production to compute a set of energy levels composing the voice production;
detecting at least one speech-related error based on the computed set of energy levels, the set of initial energy levels, and the set of a thresholds, wherein the detection of the at least one speech-related error is with respect to the fluency shaping exercise being practiced by the user; wherein the set of initial energy levels includes at least one of: a normal speech energy level, a silence energy level, and a calibration energy level,
upon detection of the at least one speech-related error, generating visual feedback indicating the at least one detected speech-related error with respect to the received voice production, and
performing an audio calibration process for a computing device of the user to set the normal speech energy level, the silence energy level, and the calibration energy level, wherein the voice production is captured on the computing device of the user,
wherein processing the received voice production further comprises: sampling the received voice production to create voice samples; buffering the voice samples to create voice chunks; converting the voice chunks from a time domain to a frequency domain; extracting spectrum features from each of the frequency domain voice chunks, wherein the spectrum features include at least dominant frequencies, wherein each dominant frequency corresponds to a voice chunk; computing, for each voice chunk, the energy level of the corresponding dominant frequency; and determining, for each voice chunk, an energy level of the voice chunk based on the energy level of the corresponding dominant frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,188,324

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, SENSOR DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing system comprising:a shock sensor;
processing circuitry configured to, for each of plural shock events,
receive input data from the shock sensor which outputs data defining a respective shock event,
receive time-series data output from a motion sensor that senses motion of an object, the shock sensor having a greater dynamic range in acceleration than the motion sensor,
set a length of a pre-shock portion of a target segment of the time-series data as a length of the longest pre-shock portion among plural predetermined motion patterns,
set a length of a post-shock portion of the target segment as a length of the longest post-shock portion among the plural predetermined motion patterns,
identify the target segment according to the defined respective shock event and the set lengths of the pre-shock portion and the post-shock portion,
identify an impact position on the object, and
identify the motion of the object as one of the plural predetermined motion patterns based on the identified target segment of the time-series data and a stored dictionary defining each of the plural predetermined motion patterns; and
a display configured to notify a user of the identified one of the plural predetermined motion patterns and display an impact position indicator on the object which is in an orientation corresponding to an actual orientation of the object at a time of impact based on the identified one of the plural predetermined motion patterns and the identified impact position.

US Pat. No. 10,188,306

CARDIAC POTENTIAL DETECTION DEVICE AND CARDIAC POTENTIAL DETECTION METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A cardiac potential detection device for detecting R-waves from an electrocardiographic waveform, the cardiac potential detection device comprising:a plurality of electrodes;
a detector configured to detect an input voltage applied from the plurality of electrodes; and
a control unit configured to:
identify an R-wave candidate based on an R-wave detection threshold and a peak in the input voltage,
determine whether an absolute value of the input voltage is smaller than a predetermined threshold;
when the control unit determines that the absolute value of the input voltage has exceeded the predetermined threshold, calculate a detection-suspension period based on a time at which the input voltage exceeded the predetermined threshold, and suspend identifying of an R-wave candidate in the detection-suspension period, and
in a period excluding the detection-suspension period, identify the R-wave candidate as an R-wave when the input voltage does not exceed the predetermined threshold in a period from the R-wave candidate peak until a predetermined time expires.

US Pat. No. 10,188,303

HEMODYNAMIC MONITOR AND METHOD OF HEMODYNAMIC MONITORING

LIDCO Group PLC, London ...

1. An apparatus for determining stroke volume comprising:an input for receiving an arterial pressure waveform;
means arranged to define a start point within the arterial pressure waveform at a beginning of a systolic arterial pressure increase due to a ventricular contraction phase of a heart beat;
means arranged to determine an end point of the heart beat for the purpose of calculating stroke volume by
determining whether there is a part or point of the arterial pressure waveform that has substantially the same arterial pressure value as said starting point,
responsive to said arterial pressure value at said starting point being regained, setting the end point to be the part or point of the arterial pressure waveform that has substantially the same arterial pressure value as said starting point, and
responsive to said arterial pressure value at said starting point not being regained, extrapolating the end point of the heart beat to a point where the arterial pressure waveform has substantially the same arterial pressure value as said starting point to define the end point;
means arranged to calculate a stroke volume from a part of the arterial pressure waveform or of the extrapolated arterial pressure waveform between the start point and the end point; and
an output means and configured to output, via the output means, an indication of at least one of a current stroke volume, a current heart rate, a number of previous stroke volumes and a number of previous heart rates.